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UN agency unveils app for reducing poverty

In easy-to-understand ways, it explains the basic principles of social protection and the impact it can have on poverty reduction, social cohesion, economic growth and the environment. The Toolbox features two e-learning modules developed with Developm…

by · Monday, 9 April 2018 · Thailand

Low-cost shops take off

The Thong Fah Pracha Rat shops are part of a 41.9-billion-baht aid package approved by the cabinet on Aug 29 of last year, aimed at 11.7 million low-income earners — 5 million of whom live below the poverty line. Apart from providing low-priced consum…

by · Friday, 6 April 2018 · Thailand

Mekong River dams ‘will harm food security’

The results of research on the scenarios of full scale hydropower dam development on the Mekong River show that fish biomass and biodiversity will be gravely harmed and diminished, causing a food shortage, malnutrition, and lower income among poor peop…

by · Tuesday, 3 April 2018 · Thailand

Mekong River dams ‘will harm food security’

The results of research on the scenarios of full scale hydropower dam development on the Mekong River show that fish biomass and biodiversity will be gravely harmed and diminished, causing a food shortage, malnutrition, and lower income among poor peop…

by · Tuesday, 3 April 2018 · Thailand
Five lessons in infrastructure pricing from East Asia and Pacific

Five lessons in infrastructure pricing from East Asia and Pacific

Photo: © Dini Sari Djalal/World Bank

In the infrastructure domain, “price” is a prism with many façades.
 
An infrastructure economist sees price in graphic terms: the coordinates of a point where demand and supply curves intersect.
 
For governmen…

Chiang Rai’s Ethnic Minorities Quit Opium Poppies for Coffee

“The Princess Mother said ‘I will reforest Doi Tung’ and that she wouldn’t live here without a development project,” said Visitorn Rajatanarvin from the Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage, a private non-profit organisation that works to improve the quality of life of people in poverty.

by · Saturday, 24 March 2018 · Thailand

Welfare recipients skip skills training en masse

The second phase of the government’s welfare and subsidy scheme is aimed at addressing the root causes of poverty, requiring recipients to sign up for skills training programmes last month to obtain an additional living allowance of 100-200 baht a month to buy goods at Thong Fah Pracha Rat shops, …

by · Monday, 19 March 2018 · Thailand

‘Sex and the City’ star joins New York governor race

"Our leaders are letting us down. We are now the most unequal state in the entire country with both incredible wealth and extreme poverty. Half the kids in our upstate cities live below the poverty line. How did we let this happen?" she said …

by · Monday, 19 March 2018 · Thailand
Risk of sea-level rise: high stakes for East Asia & Pacific region countries

Risk of sea-level rise: high stakes for East Asia & Pacific region countries

Home and boats on the water. Photo: ©Curt Carnemark/ World Bank

Sea level is rising, and the rise in sea level will continue beyond the year 2100, even if greenhouse gas emissions are stabilized today.  Expected to rise by at least one met…

Risk of sea-level rise: high stakes for East Asia & Pacific region countries

Risk of sea-level rise: high stakes for East Asia & Pacific region countries

Home and boats on the water. Photo: ©Curt Carnemark/ World Bank

Sea level is rising, and the rise in sea level will continue beyond the year 2100, even if greenhouse gas emissions are stabilized today.  Expected to rise by at least one met…