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The story about 30 years of Bhutanese-Danish Partnership


During the last 30 years Bhutan has developed tremendously. Bhutan has undertaken a democratisation process, introduced good governance and rule of law; has managed a considerable reduction of poverty, has a well-established health system, wide access to safe drinking water and almost all children go to school. Denmark has been a partner in this process.

In light of Bhutan’s substantial progress Denmark has phased out its development program, but the two countries have decided to continue a broad collaboration in other areas.

Table of Contents

Bhutan-Denmark: A Unique Partnership

1 How it all began

2 Holistic development partnership

3 Four pillars of Gross National Happiness

4 Towards a new partnership

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
Asiatisk Plads 2,
DK-1448 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 33 92 00 00
Fax: +45 35 44 62 01


This page forms part of the publication "Bhutan-Denmark – The story about 30 years of Bhutanese-Danish Partnership" as the Frontpage.
Version no. 1.0, 2014-12-16
Publication may be found at the address http://www.netpublikationer.dk/um/14_bhutan_denmark/index.html