Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 10 Reduce inequality

National policy on child protection to provide equal opportunities to all children

The National Policy on Child Protection System will provide equal opportunity to all children to become qualified human resources contributing to the national development. The ten-year (2019-2028) national policy gather investment on children in a more comprehensive and systematic way, said Vong Sauth, Minister of Social ...

Why COVID-19 Will Worsen Inequality in Thailand

Before the COVID-19 outbreak, Thailand’s capital was the world’s most visited city. Now Bangkok’s once-bustling streets are quiet. With its struggling economy, the timing of the crisis could not be worse for Thailand. Exports have been falling since 2019 while the GDP growth rate remained one of the lowest ...

M Niaz Asadullah and Ruttiya Bhula-or

Thailand’s water shortage and inequality crisis

Shortages of water are a huge problem for Thailand. The government’s attempts to promote industrial investment in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) — Chon Buri, Rayong and Chachoengsao — has caused water demand in the region to rise drastically. This has diverted water away from farmers ...

Kanokwan Manorom, Ubon Ratchathani University

Leading Thai economist blames inequality for Thailand’s ills

Thailand needs new thinking on its economy, moving away from the emphasis on growth and consumption to the quality of life rather than the quantity of things, said Pasuk Phongpaichit, Emeritus Professor in Political Economy, Chulalongkorn University. She made the remark at the Fukuoka Prize Symposium ...

Sirivish Toomgum

Inequality, Migration, & Industry 4.0 Challenge GMS Prosperity

The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries have made stunning progress over the past quarter century. Once plagued by poverty, they are now economic success stories. The GMS Economic Cooperation Program (GECP) has contributed significantly to this transformation. Since it was established in 1992 as a ...

AEC News Reporter

Women key to Mekong’s future and prosperity

Next week, the leaders of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam will gather for the third Mekong River Commission (MRC) Summit in Siem Reap. A key aim is to enhance joint efforts and partnerships to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Keep reading ...

Lilian Mercado

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