TDRI Quarterly Review (September 2017)

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

Migrant worker policy needs boost

Nonarit Bisonyabut The current Thai government’s new policy to create more systematic and efficient management of migrant workers can kill three birds with one stone. The implementation of this policy, the Royal Ordinance on Foreign Workers Management, has been postponed. But the policy itself will eventually come into effect within the next four months. It […]

Cash breaks unlikely to spur growth

NONARIT BISONYABUT KANTAPHON AMORNRAT In its bid to invigorate the stagnant economy by the end of the year, the government recently offered a cash handout scheme for low-income earners and a year-end shopping tax break. Even though both initiatives have their merits, it is questionable whether they will result in a significant economic boost as […]

TDRI Quarterly Review (December 2016)

Contents Srawooth Paitoonpong, Phacharawadee Tasee, Pimrumpa Waisuriya Social Protection System in Thailand: An Overview Nonarit Bisonyabut, Pasit Wongngamdee, Bhawin Teveyanun It’s Time for the New Governance Framework

Addressing three shortfalls in our education system

Nonarit Bisonyabut For decades, education has been one of the major vulnerable areas for Thailand. We have witnessed at least three education reforms and yet another reform is happening at this moment. Despite much effort and a huge budget allocation, the overall performance of the educational system remains at a disappointing level. To my knowledge, […]

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