While entrepreneurship is gaining momentum in Bhutan due to the emergence of incubators, co-working spaces and start-up competitions, encouraging youth to consider entrepreneurship as a rewarding career option remains a challenge. Low level of perception of entrepreneurship as a serious career path, a mindset further propagated within a traditional family environment, has largely yet to evolve with the push for entrepreneurship in the country. This report finds that training and coaching opportunities to build skills and knowledge of entrepreneurs are widely available at idea and early growth stages. However, a limited offering is available to support start-ups to grow and mature into small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Knowledge in areas such as packaging, meeting standards and quality requirements, marketing and branding are crucial when approaching international buyers.
The UNDP Administrator, Achim Steiner, will be in the country to co-chair the 14th Round Table Meeting (RTM) with the Lyonpo Dr. Tandin Dorji, Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Royal Government of Bhutan which will take place in Thimphu from 12-14 March 2019. The RTM, organized by the Royal Government and in collaboration with United […]Read More
UNFPA launched the State of the World Report 2019. The year 2019 marks two important milestones in the field of reproductive health and rights: 50 years since UNFPA began operations, and 25 years since the landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo. The report shows that while much has been gained, much […]Read More
UN commits to ensure sustainable graduation …would continue its partnership even after graduation By Tshering Dorji (Kuensel Issue: July 30) To ensure sustainable graduation from the category of least developed countries, Bhutan must focus on self-reliance. However, the UN system in Bhutan will continue its assistance and renew its role even after […]Read More
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