Theory and Policy of Happiness

Dasho Karma Ura, President of the Centre for Bhutan Studies and GNH gave the opening remarks on the concept of GNH and Buddhism in Bhutan at a workshop on ‘Theory and Policy of Happiness‘ organised by the Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea on 12th July, 2017 in Thimphu, Bhutan

An Extensive Analysis of GNH Index

Overall, in 2010, 8.3% of Bhutanese people are ‘deeply happy’ according to GNH; 32.6% are ‘extensively happy’; 48.7% are ‘narrowly happy’, and 10.4% are ‘unhappy’. These four groups correspond to people who have achieved sufficiency in more than 77%, 66-76%, 50-65%, and less than half of the nine domains,...

A Short Guide to GNH Index

Bhutan’s GNH Index is a multidimensional measure and it is linked with a set of policy and programme screening tools so that it has practical applications. The GNH index is built from data drawn from periodic surveys which are representative by district, gender, age, rural-urban residence, etc. Representative sampling...

Provisional Findings of 2015 GNH Survey

This report provides preliminary findings of the 2015 GNH Survey while a full report is being prepared. The Centre for Bhutan Studies and GNH Research (CBS) carried out the survey between January and May 2015 with funding from the Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) and Japan International Cooperation Agency...

GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS: PRACTICE AND MEASUREMENT

GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS: PRACTICE AND MEASUREMENT Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Gross National Happiness Edited by Dasho Karma Ura and Dorji Penjore This publication is the proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Gross National Happiness held in Thimphu, Bhutan, from 24 to 26 November 2008, against...

TOWARDS GLOBAL TRANSFORMATION

TOWARDS GLOBAL TRANSFORMATION Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Gross National Happiness This book is a compilation of the papers presented at the Third International Conference on Gross National Happiness held from 22 to 28 November 2007 in Thailand. It was attended by about six hundred participants from...

Rethinking Development

RETHINKING DEVELOPMENT Proceedings of Second International Conference on Gross National Happiness The papers in this publication were presented at the Second International Conference on Gross National Happiness, which was held from 20 to 24 June 2005 at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. The conference was attended...