Karma Tshiteem

Secretary
Gross National Happiness Commission of Bhutan
Focus Area(s): 
Getting the News Out/Managing Expectations
Interviewers: 
Rohan Mukherjee
Country of Reform: 
Bhutan
Town/City: 
Thimphu
Place (Building/Street): 
Gross National Happiness Commission
Country: 
Bhutan
Date of Interview: 
Friday, November 13, 2009
Abstract 

Karma Tshiteem, secretary of the Gross National Happiness Commission of Bhutan, discusses the creation of the commission and the four pillars of the gross national happiness philosophy: sustainable socioeconomic development, preservation and promotion of culture and traditions, good governance, and conservation of the environment. He explains how the commission has set out to measure gross national happiness and the effect those indicators have had on policy decisions.    

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Full Interview: 
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Karma Tshiteem Interview
Profile: 

At the time of this interview, Karma Tshiteem was secretary of the Gross National Happiness Commission of Bhutan. Prior to his appointment, he was deputy secretary of the Policy and Planning Division of the Ministry of Finance.  Tshiteem began his career in government in 1989.

Language: 
English
Nationality of Interviewee: 
Bhutanese
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Keywords 
gross national happiness
sustainable development
cultural preservation
environmental conservation
good governance