Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 10 Reduce inequality

World Bank report offers Thailand a primer on tackling inequality, poverty

Improvement in worker skills and increasing female participation in the labour force are some of the key recommendation for Thailand in the latest World Bank report released on Wednesday.The report, titled “Bridging the Gap: Inequality and Jobs in Thailand”, aims to provide a movement landscape ...

The Nation Reporter

UN: LGBTs still face discrimination

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has reported that almost 50% of LGBT people in Thailand still face discrimination at home and school in the form of being expected to conform to heteronormative values.Speaking at the launch of the Tolerance but not Inclusion report at ...

Thana Boonlert

World Bank tells Thailand investing in people key to achieving 2036 goal

The next Thailand government (whoever that will be) needs to invest in human capital if the country is to achieve its goal of reducing inequality and reaching high income status by 2036, as is its ambition.The cost of under utilisation of human capacity in Thailand ...

Women in Law the path towards gender balance

In modern society, gender inequality is not expected to be an issue. But in reality, the problem is evident in several professions, including law. Now, Thammasat University’s Faculty of Law’s response is to organize a seminar to raise awareness of the issue.Keep watching ...

“Village Fund and Urban Community” project: Key mechanism to reduce inequality and strengthen the grassroots

Inequality is like a cancer, which has been deep-rooted in Thai society for many years. Although successive Thai governments have allocated budgets to tackle the issue, the problem has not been eliminated or improved over the years.The Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand B.E. 2560 ...

Thailand’s Human Capital Key to Long-Term Growth and Reduced Inequality

Amid a global slowdown and elevated trade tensions, the Thai economy is projected to grow by 3.8 percent in 2019 and 3.9 in 2020, according to the World Bank’s Thailand Economic Monitor released today. Investing in human capital and pursuing economic reforms is critically important ...

Economists laud political parties’ proposals to reduce income inequality

Economist have welcomed policies proposed by rival political parties in the run-up to general election, but they are sceptical about the financing plans and their effective implementation.The Democrat Party last week announced six key economic policies to address the needs of low-income groups at around ...

Wichit Chaitrong

Bridging the gaping wealth chasm

Although the military-led government has rolled out a raft of stimulus and relief measures to shore up the grassroots economy, spending and indebtedness among the underprivileged are still rampant. Keep reading ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Debate swirls over yawning inequality gap

Regardless of what the latest annual Global Wealth Report by Credit Suisse (CS) says about financial inequality in Thailand, it is easy to see how wide the income gap has become. The CS 2018 report just states the facts. What matters is whether we are ...

Soonruth Bunyamanee

Equity-based budgeting recommended for solving educational inequities

The Equitable Education Fund (EEF) has recommended a new budget-allocation approach for the country’s education sector, after extensive research confirms inequalities “rage on” despite massive expenditures.Keep reading ...

Chularat Saengpassa

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