Time for Bhutan and the world to give 'happiness' a second look

Bhutan's unique "gross national happiness" index has yet to translate to economic and development progress for its citizens, resulting in calls to evaluate the measure and produce disaggregated data that can help target interventions.

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  • Lean Alfred Santos

    Lean Alfred Santos is a former Devex development reporter focusing on the development community in Asia-Pacific, including major players such as the Asian Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. He previously covered Philippine and international business and economic news, sports and politics.