National Human Resource Development Policy of the Kingdom of Bhutan, 2010

Bhutan has grown fast in the last four decades. Education and health have been given utmost importance by the Royal Government. However, the world is changing fast and it has to develop its human resources to meet the challenges of global competitiveness and to build a knowledge based society. The modern world is characterised by knowledge, technology and innovation; therefore, it necessitates the creation of higher knowledge and competencies of people for their development and well-being. Presently Bhutan is standing at a significant point in history where it can transform itself into a knowledge based society. There is a shortage of technical and vocational skills and trained manpower. There is also a mismatch between the available jobs and required skills, resulting in unemployment. Knowledge and skills are the prime drivers of socio-economic development on the one hand and generator of employment and upward social mobility on the other. Read more…

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