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How Thailand flattened the COVID-19 curve

Photo credit: WHO Thailand reported the first cases of COVID-19 on 13 January 2020. Cases were few initially but by mid-March, the situation started…

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What drives attitudes towards migrant workers?

Many developing countries, including Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand, are facing labor shortages due to ageing populations and low fertility rates. Employers struggle to find…

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Recruitment fees and related costs

The “Recruitment fees and related costs” report was a major research study carried out by Rapid Asia, on behalf of ILO, in Thailand. The…

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How to spot fake polls

 Photo credit: Canada Free Press Fact based reporting in the media and opinion–based information has become increasingly more difficult to fact check. “Fake news”…

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Smartphone penetration amongst migrant workers

Photo credit: Rapid Asia With expanding access to technology—primarily through the use of smartphones—disseminating and sharing information has become increasingly more efficient. This should…

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Can e-payments empower migrant workers?

Rapid Asia recently undertook a study on behalf of Humanity United and The Freedom Fund to evaluate the electronic payment system adopted by the…