Twenty-five years of development in Bhutan.

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Journal Article

Before 1961 the isolated Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan had little contact with the outside world. With bilateral (Indian) and international aid, a series of five-year plans has been adopted during the past 25 years. Developments in road construction, education, agriculture, and health care at first led to the 'Perpetual Aid Syndrome' but in the mid-1970s changes in the administrative structure have led to development based on self-reliance whereby local districts are responsible and accountable for progress. Recommendations for sustainable, holistic development are given. -Author

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dhakal, DNS

Published Date

  • January 1, 1987

Published In

  • Mountain Research &Amp; Development

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 219 - 221

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2307/3673197

Citation Source

  • Scopus