Farming out new ideas, or replanting old seeds?

The government’s plan to push sufficiency economy projects is meeting mixed reactions from people in the countryside By Nanchanok Wongsamuth The Prasert Singsuksri family has farmed rice for four generations in Ayutthaya’s Bang Sai district, where a typical pioneer farm during his grandfather’s era would start out with 5-10 rai of land.Mr Prasert’s household now […]

TDRI proposes govt spending reform to reduce inequality

From left: Worawan Chandoevwit, social security adviser, Somchai Jitsuchon, research director of inclusive development, and Ammar Siamwalla, distinguished scholar, join a press conference yesterday on the TDRI The Thailand Development Research Institute said government involvement was imperative for reducing social inequality, and it proposed structural reform of the public spending process for a fairer redistribution […]

TDRI Quarterly Review, March 2013

Contents Pakorn Vichyanond Intricate Issues behind Public Debt Management Viroj NaRanong Proposed Reforms in the Structure of Thailand’s Sugar and Cane Industry Jiraporn Plangpraphan, Somchai Jitsuchon Child Poverty in Thailand: A Study Using Non-income and Income Concepts

Ministry, doctors ‘must fix P4P row’

Dispute over pay scheme is hurting the health system, experts say Academics have called for the Public Health Ministry and Rural Doctor Society to find solutions for the medical allowance dispute, warning that political games must end as the row is hurting the country’s health system. Although the ministry’s new system to pay allowances for […]