GNH HAPPINESS INDEX Home What is GNH? GNH HAPPINESS INDEX The GNH index is a holistic approach to measure the happiness and wellbeing of the Bhutanese population. It is a measurement tool used for policy making to increase GNH. The GNH Index is also known as the GNH Happiness Survey. It includes the nine domains, […]

GNH SCREENING TOOL Home What is GNH? GNH SCREENING TOOL The GNH Screening Tool is a system that ensures all development policies and projects of Bhutan are reviewed under the lens of GNH. The GNH Screening Tool evaluates, monitors, sets goals and raises national consciousness about what conditions are conducive to┬áthe happiness and wellbeing of […]

THE 9 DOMAINS OF GNH Home What is GNH? THE 9 DOMAINS OF GNH The four pillars are further elaborated into nine domains, which articulate the different elements of GNH in detail and form the basis of GNH measurement, indices and screening tools. Living standards Education Health Environment Community Vitality Time-use Psychological well-being Good Governance […]

THE 4 PILLARS OF GNH Home What is GNH? THE 4 PILLARS OF GNH Good Governance Good Governance is a considered a pillar for happiness because it determines the conditions in which Bhutanese thrive. While policies and programs that are developed in Bhutan are generally in line with the values of GNH, there are also […]

HISTORY OF GNH Home What is GNH? HISTORY OF GNH The concept of Gross National Happiness (GNH) was promulgated by His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the Fourth King of Bhutan in the early 1970s. When His Majesty spoke about GNH at the time, he questioned the prevailing measurement system that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) alone […]