Lack of critical thinking makes Thailand's competitiveness ranking slip

Thailand could improve its competitiveness among nations by tackling its weakest points – a lack of critical thinking in teaching, failure to dominate any markets, and unsafe drinking water, according to Switzerland-based World Economic Forum.Keep reading ...

Wichit Chaitrong

Recycling gets nod under ‘circular economy’ projects

As Asian countries face a future of ever-more waste being generated, they are considering a shift to the “circular economy” to drive sustainable growth for their nation.Support for a shift to a circular economy has been growing since the World Economic Forum (WEF) undertook a ...

Somluck Srimalee

Thailand working with WEF on Digital ASEAN program

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is partnering with leading technological entities including Google, Microsoft, Cisco and Lazada to launch a Digital ASEAN program, aiming to develop digital skills among some 20 million ASEAN citizens by 2020 with an emphasis on SMEs.Keep watching ...

Boost in competitiveness hailed

Thailand has climbed two notches in the rankings of the closely watched Global Competitiveness Index 4.0 (GIC 4.0) to 38th place.The country improved its score from 66.3 in 2017 to 67.5 out of 100 in the report that is put out by the World Economic ...

The Nation Reporter

A race to close the inequality gap

Item 10 on the United Nations’ (UN) list of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) is to reduce inequality by 2030. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) called income and gender inequality a growing global problem. The World Economic Forum (WEF) estimated it would take 217 years ...

Stephen Chin

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