The Secretariat for the NDP
The Secretariat for the New Development Paradigm’s (SNDP) role is to coordinate all activities related to the NDP initiative and the preparation of the reports for submission to the United Nations. It is responsible for advising the Steering Committee on overall planning and co-ordination of NDP activities and for providing key administrative support to facilitate the collaborative functioning of the IEWG. It also briefs and works with different sections of Bhutanese society on the NDP towards deepening discourse on GNH in Bhutan. In doing so, the intention is also to bring GNH more directly and practically into the economy and society of Bhutan by learning from policy-relevant good practice around the world that this body of work on the proposed NDP will investigate.
The Secretariat was established by the Royal Government of Bhutan in June 2012 and is based in Thimphu, Bhutan.