UNDP Bhutan

Systems Approach to Youth Unemployment in Bhutan


2020–

Partners
UNDP Bhutan
UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub

Bhutan, a country of 760,000 people and the only carbon-negative country in the world, faces unique challenges in designing a viable and sustainable employment market for its large youth population. With half of the population under the age of 27, and major industries such as tourism heavily hit by COVID19, the scale of challenge is growing.

Moving away from the conventional diagnosis of youth unemployment as a simple ‘supply-demand’ problem, or a narrow focus on individual factors, Dark Matter Labs partnered with UNDP Bhutan to create a series of system maps and visualisations of unique experiments, demonstrating a systems approach to the unemployment issue. The maps were further developed and validated through workshops with policymakers, industry professionals, and youth groups.

By curating a new perspective of the youth employment ecosystem and unpacking the dynamics that shape the context of the future of work in Bhutan, Systems Approach to Youth Unemployment in Bhutan will continually serve as a tool for public engagement and collective sensemaking.










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Netherlands
Dark Matter Laboratories B.V.
Pakhuis de Zwijger
Piet Heinkade 181K
1019 HC Amsterdam

KvK number: 75174405

United Kingdom
Dark Matter Laboratories Limited
217 Mare Street
London, E8 3QE

Company number: 13294211

Canada
Laboratoires de Matière sombre / Dark Matter LabsOrganisation à but non-lucratif canadien / Canadian not-for-profit 
1755 Rue Saint-Patrick app C-403
Montréal (Québec), H3K 3G9

Numéro de l'organisation / Corporation number: 1196376-7

South Korea
주식회사 다크매터랩스코리아 / Dark Matter Labs Korea Co., Ltd 
#301, Pyeongtaek 5-ro 20beon-gil 8,
Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do, 17902


경기도 평택시 평택5로 20번길 8, 301호, 우편번호 17902
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Sweden
Mörk Materia Laboratoriet AB / Dark Matter Labs Sweden
Östergatan 1
211 25 Malmö

Registration number: 559305-1047