Free Education in Bhutan: Is it Sustainable

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    Paper for the International Workshop “Development Challenges in Bhutan”, Aalborg University, Copenhagen, 29-30 May, 2013.

    This paper attempts to give insight into the dilemma faced by the government in terms of rising costs and growing demand for social services especially ‘free education’. It focuses on the interplay of education expenditures and international development assistance in the light of macro-economic performance. Expenditures for the growing outlay of social services are impinging on the government budget and the future sustainability of ‘free education’ in Bhutan is questionable. Growing demands for quality education and new knowledge by the citizens are issues of concern for the future sustainability of providing ‘free education’ in the country.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date30 May 2013
    Number of pages20
    Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2013
    EventDevelopment challenges in Bhutan - AAU Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 29 May 201330 May 2013


    WorkshopDevelopment challenges in Bhutan
    LocationAAU Copenhagen
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