We are inspired by the Kingdom of Bhutan's philosophy of Gross National Happiness (GNH). The Institute of Happiness (IOH) is an evidence-based think and do tank that seeks to be a thought center for Bhutanese GNH experience. The institute will serve as an accumulator for GNH philosophy and present the alternative development paradigm for actors in societal structure for harmony .

The IOH's objectives are to:

  • Conduct and facilitate collaborative research with institutions/ partners

  • Develop, Assess and Impart training/skills for actors in the policy process including leaders from Government, Business and Civil Societies.

  • Organize, coordinate and lead experiential trips to learn, understand and discuss the Bhutanese GNH journey.


Our Story

The GNH philosophy originated in Bhutan, but has inspired scholars, academics, and policymakers around the world. The IOH shall be a private intellectual platform where academics and practitioners of GNH philosophies can convene to discuss, learn, and implement best practices in development, governance, policy, and business management.

The IOH has three primary practice areas: Training, Research, and Collaboration.

Interested in joining us? View open positions with the IOH.