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|Population (In Millions)||69.52|
|Human Development Index||103/169|
|Gross Domestic Product (In USD Billions - World Bank)||345.67|
|Global Peace Index||107/153|
|Happy Planet Index||41/143|
|Social Institutions and Gender Index||25/86|
|Environmental Performance Index||67/163|
|Child Mortality Rate||10.6|
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Main Progress Initiatives in Thailand
Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) - Thailand is a non-government organization established to promote and expand the sustainable development ideas and approaches. Its mission is to support and strengthen NGOs, POs and local groups by promoting sustainable development, learning through doing, developing holistic visions, improving understanding of development, and strengthening the cooperation between various groups in society
Multidimensional Poverty Index
The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) for Thailand is 0.006. The MPI is an international measure of acute poverty covering 109 countries. The MPI reflects the multiple deprivations that poor people face at the same time in three dimensions: health, education and living standards. The MPI reflects both the incidence or headcount ratio (H) of poverty – the proportion of the population that is multidimensionally poor – and the average intensity (A) of their poverty – the average proportion of indicators in which poor people are deprived. More information on the MPI in Thailand is available here.
Development Progress Story: Thailand's progress in agriculture: Managing transition and sustaining productivity growth
Thailand's progress in agriculture has been highlighted as a part the Overseas Development Institute's Development Progress Stories, an initiative looking at what is working in development and why. Key messages from the research include:
- Agricultural development in Thailand since 1960 has facilitated the country’s transformation into an urbanised economy based around manufacturing. There have been two phases: rapid agricultural growth based on utilisation of underused land and labour; and, as Thai farming began to shed land and labour, slower but continued growth through higher productivity.
- Rural poverty has fallen from more than 60% in the early 1960s to barely more than 10% in the new century. Food prices have halved, and hunger and child malnutrition have reduced greatly.
- Much has been achieved through private initiative, including a successful agribusiness sector. Despite political turbulences in Thailand, the state has played an essential role in setting the investment climate and investing in education, roads and research, as well as supporting agricultural credit to small farmers.
Full report as well as summary case study can be viewed and downloaded here.
Progress Papers and Publications
- “Together Towards Sustainable Development”The Thai Youths Perspective, A Paper Presentation for the South East Asia Youth Forum on Environment, 8-11 January 2007, Darussalam (Brunei)
- Societal Progress Indicators Proposal for Bann Luek Sub-district, Photaram District, Ratchaburi Province, Thailand. Co-authors; Prayong Upa-sen, Community Organization Development Institute Public Organization (CODI) Thailand & Prathurng Hongsranagon, PhD College of Public Health Sciences Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Overview: Due to a focus on a paradigm of industrialization and modernization over the past four decades, Thailand’s national development plans have emphasized economic and technological progress reflected by indicators of gross national and gross domestic products. However, the national government’s indicators of progress fail to take into account the unique features and cultures of different communities and ignore the concept of societal progress in terms of issues such as mental health, spirituality, society, and the environment. The process of essay writing will be much easier with MarvelousEssays.Com as there are a lot of highly professional and talented writers who are always eager to help you out with any sort of academic assignments regardless of the complexity levels. I do know what I�m talking about! This paper outlines one example of a local community’s efforts in determining its own indicators of societal progress and the changes and anticipated development brought about by this action. It provides a model for societal progress through collective action resulting in the improved well-being of the local community.
Happiness in Thailand
This is an overview of findings on Happiness in Thailand.The available findings are presented in the latest ‘Nation Report’ on Thailand . This report is ordered by type of happiness questions and within these types by year. This ordering is to facilitate the assessment of progress, comparison over time being most fruitful using the same questions.
The report presents means and standard deviations, both on the original scale range and transformed to a common range 0-10. The means inform about the level of happiness in the country and the standard deviations about inequality of happiness.
Links provide more detail about the precise text of the question, the full distribution of responses and technical details of the survey. The report is continuously updated.
International Research Associates for Happy Societies
The International Research Associates for Happy Societies (IRAH) is an independent and not-for-profit organization, developed from previous name as Happy Society Associate, began operations in 2010. Its objectives are:
- To network with organizations and individuals working to promote societal happiness and well-being.
- To conduct researches, conferences & workshops/ seminars, and activities contributing to the improvement in people’s quality of life, happiness and well-being.
- To contribute to a better understanding of social well-being and public debates through research and activities.
- To disseminate knowledge on quality of life, happiness and well-being issues to public and stimulate knowledge sharing.
- To promote the exchange programs among network institutions (and scholars) for capacity building.
- To contribute to public policies and policy implementation through publication and public forums as well as organizational linkages on projects.