Mr. Daniel Lindgren, founder of Rapid Asia, provides some insight in light of the proposed Royal Ordinance, under the topic “Is Thailand Facing Another Migrant Exodus?” Thailand has some 3–4 million migrant workers that fill the gap for much needed low-skilled labor and companies in several sectors are dependent on these workers. However, a recent… Read more »
In 2015, Rapid Asia did a Study on the Expectations and Aspirations of the Lao Youth. The research used primary and secondary data to analyse youth expectations and perspectives. Primary data was collected through quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, specifically surveys among the youth and key informant interviews among selected stakeholders. The data collection for the Study… Read more »
During 2013-2016 Rapid Asia conducted a number of demand reduction impact surveys for USAID’s Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking (ARREST) program. The surveys played a key role in the overall evaluation of the iTHINK Campaign to reduce demand for various wildlife products such as ivory, tiger parts, pangolin, bear bile etc. See GAO… Read more »
Rapid Asia presented case study on ‘human trafficking prevention’ The MTV EXIT Campaign (2008-2014) presented at the ‘Changing behaviour to reduce demand for illegal wildlife products’ workshop, Hong Kong, 7- 9 March 2016. Watch the presentation at https://vimeo.com/183800827
On 10th August, Rapid Asia in partnership with ILO presented the studies of ‘Combating Unacceptable Forms of Work in the Thai Fishing and Seafood Industry’ at Ministry of Labor, Thailand.
Ever considered going to another country, for vacation or work, without a passport? The answer might be obvious to you — but for millions around the world, it’s not as clear. It is estimated that there are 25.8 million migrant workers in Asia Pacific¹, of which four million are in Thailand, mostly coming from Cambodia, Myanmar and… Read more »
On May 4th, Rapid Asia in Partnership with ILO presented a studies of ‘Ship to Shore Rights’ at Ministry of Labor, Thailand.
In 2016, Rapid Asia carried out a 4 country baseline survey with return migrants in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam for ILO. The study examined how migration can contribute to positive outcomes for migrants upon return. As part of the study, Rapid Asia and ILO developed a Migration Outcome Index and is presented in… Read more »
At the May 2016 press launch of Open Doors: An IOM X Production, an Indonesian woman came up to me and said, “This is really good. It is so good to see positive stories, rather than negative ones, used to teach a lesson”. The woman, who had previously worked as a domestic worker in Hong… Read more »
On March 22, 2017, Rapid Asia in partnership with OXFAM America, Cambodia presented “Understanding the Implication of Macroeconomic Growth on Smallholder Farmer, Landless, Landpoor and Women’s livelihood and Land Rights in Lower Mekong Basin Region” Abstract Rapid economic expansion has led to an increase in demand for agricultural land, creating land tenure insecurity for the small-scale… Read more »