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How the Media Misrepresents Thailand

The popular Australian mini-series Bangkok Hilton, about the arrest of Australians for drug-running in Thailand, is one of a number of media portrayals that feeds into the many stereotypes of Thailand. The media misrepresents Thailand by covering the problems that the country faces instead of the progress the country has made or the fact that Thailand […]


Addressing the Benefits and Consequences of Tourism in Thailand

Thailand is a unique country that attracts over 32 million tourists each year. Tourism made up 20.6 percent of Thailand’s GDP in 2016 and supported about 6.1 percent of jobs. Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, was the most visited city in 2017. It is clear the tourism in Thailand is impacting the country. Thailand’s 2004 Tsunami Recovery […]


Girls’ Education in Thailand

Girls’ education in Thailand has seen numerous and ongoing efforts from the government, nonprofits and local organizations. There are a variety of programs in the country, across different organizations, that are currently working toward reducing gender discrimination and providing equal access to education. School Enrollment Rates For the most part, Thailand does not have disparities […]


Progress Towards Ending Modern Day Slavery in Thailand

In 2016, the Global Slavery Index estimated that 425,500 people, equivalent to 0.63 percent of Thailand’s total population, currently live in conditions of modern slavery. Three Main Forms of Modern Day Slavery in Thailand Modern day slavery in Thailand manifests in predominately three forms: Forced labor Commercial sexual exploitation Child soldiers The most prevalent of […]


How the US Benefits From Foreign Aid to Thailand

The U.S. is Thailand’s third-largest bilateral trading partner, only behind Japan and China. In 2017, the United States imported $26.5 billion goods from Thailand, which was 11.2 percent of total Thailand exports. The U.S. and Thailand have been trading partners since 1833, when the two nations signed a Treaty of Amity and Commerce and formed […]


Refugee Aid in Thailand

The history of humanitarian aid in Thailand is considered a success story. In recent times, there has been a specific increase in refugee aid in Thailand. The History of Humanitarian Aid in Thailand Over the past four decades, economic growth has been significant, with the formerly low-income country becoming an upper-income state. Poverty declined to 7.2 […]


Five Key Factors Improving Sustainable Agriculture in Thailand

In the 1960s, the government of Thailand focused on export-oriented cash crop monoculture gain. This agriculture scope ramped up productivity with the use of machines, chemical fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides. This form of farming lasted for two decades until the soil condition was depleted through runoff and erosion. Furthermore, farmers’ debt accrued because of declining […]


Thailand’s Poverty Rate Declining Rapidly

Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia with a population of about 69,000 people and a history of underdevelopment and impoverishment. The good news is that Thailand’s poverty rate is declining rapidly due to incredible progress in development. The country has moved from a lower-income country to an upper-income country in less than a generation. […]


Government Outlines Plans to Improve Infrastructure in Thailand

Good infrastructure anywhere in the world benefits entire communities and plays a key role in promoting growth and reducing poverty. It increases growth potential through the supply of essential services such as energy, transport, water and communications. Good infrastructure also promotes growth and employment and enables the time and capabilities of the community, creating social […]