Gross National Happiness-Bhutan

The guiding development philosophy of Bhutan is the Gross National Happiness (GNH).

The 4 pillars of GNH are:-

  1. promotion of sustainable development,
  2. preservation and promotion of cultural values,
  3. conservation of the natural environment,
  4. establishment of good governance.

The Centre for Bhutan Studies defined these four pillars into 8 general contributors to happiness-

  1. physical, mental and spiritual health;
  2. time-balance;
  3. social and community vitality;
  4. cultural vitality;
  5. education;
  6. living standards;
  7. good governance;
  8. and ecological vitality

Video by Lee-Jean, Citizen Journalist