The year 2020 in Bhutan was dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, a decline in state revenues, and territorial claims by China. In 2019, Bhutan’s strong economy suggested that the country would graduate from the least developed country category in 2023. The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy makes this less certain.
Bhutan in 2020: Controlling the Pandemic
Richard W. Whitecross is a Professor of Law at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland and holds a Ph.D. in political and legal anthropology based on fieldwork in Bhutan. His academic research focuses on democratization, constitutional law, and human rights. The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author. Email: <R.Whitecross@napier.ac.uk>.
Richard W. Whitecross; Bhutan in 2020: Controlling the Pandemic. Asian Survey 1 February 2021; 61 (1): 207–210. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2021.61.1.207
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