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.


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Whitecross, R. 2021, 'Bhutan in 2020: Controlling the pandemic', Asian Survey, 61(1), pp. 207-210. https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2021.61.1.207

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