The Kingdom of Bhutan is a small, mountainous, landlocked country in South Asia, located in the eastern Himalayas, bordered by India and China. Bhutan is home to a population of about 770,000 spread over approximately 38,394 square kilometres, with about 71 percent of its land under forest cover.

Bhutan has a stable political and economic environment. It has made a tremendous progress in reducing extreme poverty and promoting gender equality, while attention is needed to address inequality issues. The country is vulnerable to natural disasters and climate-related risks (World Bank, 2019).

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