BHUTAN CLOTH INDUSTRY IS CASE STUDY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVISM: STUDY

BY KEITH NUTHALL

A UN Development Programme study comparing Bhutanese with Laotian textile production has highlighted shortcomings in the Bhutan sector, showing how focused international development assistance can make permanent improvements. Bhutan textiles could potentially be of high quality and command international sales, said the report, but their production is hamstrung by potentially resolvable shortcomings: inflating Bhutanese scarves prices 40% above those in Laos. This, said the report is "due to the unsuitability of the Bhutanese ...


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