TDRI Quarterly Review 2017-3

Contents Khanitha Hongprayoon Deunden Nikomborirak Corruption: Lessons learned from Seoul to Bangkok Jirawat Suriyashotichyangkul, Nonarit Bisonyabut, Supachai Sompol Way forward in enhancing business and preventing human rights abuses, and the role of the national human rights commission of Thailand

State-owned firm reform: for better or worse

Deunden Nikomborirak A state-owned enterprise is somewhat an anomaly as it is neither public nor private in nature. It is owned by everyone and yet no one. It’s raison d’etre is often the delivery of public services and yet most operate commercially. How to deal with state-owned enterprises has been a constant challenge facing many […]

Better data needed to help farmers

DEUNDEN NIKOMBORIRAK TIPPATRAI SAELAWONG The food industry is one of the most important business sectors of the Thai economy. This is because it is “home grown” rather than “imported”. Its long domestic value chain from farms to the food processing industry and then on to food transportation and export businesses means a large part of […]

Multifaceted reform is needed to tackle corruption

DEUNDEN NIKOMBORIRAK TIPPATRAI SAELAWONG Corruption has, once again, become the main discussion point in Thai society following the publication of two corruption indexes: Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) and the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Corruption Situation Index (CSI). Transparency International’s CPI does not reveal a big change to the situation […]