New World AsiaGlobal Fellow
Lead Policy Advisor
Royal Government of Bhutan
Nima Tshering is the lead policy advisor to the Royal Government of Bhutan. Working closely with the prime minister and his cabinet, Tshering has helped reform and transform social policies in Bhutan, especially those related to health and education. For example, Bhutan had made teachers and medical staff the highest paid civil servants since 2019.
In the past, he played a central role in the formation of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa, a Bhutanese political party founded on the social democracy principles of freedom, justice and solidarity. In the 2018 parliamentary democratic elections, he played a strategic role in Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s landslide win to form the government in Bhutan. He also worked as a deputy royal chamberlain to the King of Bhutan. He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2013.
Tshering holds a master’s degree of public administration/ international development from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Tshering’s career aspirations include positively shaping, influencing and transforming the social policy sphere in Bhutan through education, health and financial reforms in narrowing the country’s inequality.
His research as an AsiaGlobal Fellow will focus on strategies for sustainably improving financial inclusion for the poor and the middle class in Bhutan.