Scand Asia: Opinion “Is Thailand Facing Another Migrant Exodus?”

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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 »

Public Attitudes to Migrant Workers

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In 2010 Rapid Asia carried out a four-country study with general population in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Korea to look at attitudes towards migrant workers. The study was commissioned by the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. A consistent inverse relationship was found between negative attitudes towards migrant workers and the extent to… Read more »

Good Practice Guidelines for Social And Behavioral Change Communications Practitioners And Communications Professionals

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Rapid Asia was one of the contributors to the creation of the Good Practice Guidelines developed for social and behavioural change communications practitioners working on reducing demand for wildlife products. The guidelines recognises the importance of good monitoring and evaluation practice in order to inform communication initiatives. The publication was made possible through the support… Read more »

Risks and rewards: Outcomes of labour migration in South-East Asia

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In 2017, Rapid Asia conducted a study on behalf of ILO and IOM to obtain a better understanding of the factors that shape migration outcomes in Southeast Asia. The study interviewed over 1800 returnee migrant workers from Cambodia, Viet Nam, Lao PDR and Myanmar who had been employed in Thailand or Malaysia. The findings are… Read more »

Findings of country-wide Study on the Lao Youth by Rapid Asia on Behalf of GIZ

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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 »

Rapid Asia Plays Role in Demand Reduction for Wildlife

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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 »

The Situation of Women Market Vendors in Vientiane: A Baseline Report for UN WOMEN by Rapid Asia

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Authors/editor(s): Rapid Asia with support from UN Women – In markets across Lao People’s Democratic Republic, market management committee representatives consist of officials from relevant government agencies and market owners, with no market vendors. This leaves women vendors without a voice in decisions made or implemented by the committee. They also lack information about existing… Read more »