Is Thailand Facing Another Migrant Exodus?

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Photo: 2014 Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha 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 Royal Ordinance issued on June 23, 2017, has sparked concerns among employers. Although the proposed penalties under the Royal Ordinance have been… Read more »

To passport or not to passport ? That is the question (Know Before You Go impact assessment) by Rapid Asia in Partnership with IOM X

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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 »

Rapid Asia Presented “Understanding the Implication of Macroeconomic Growth on Smallholder Farmer, Landless, Landpoor and Women’s livelihood and Land Rights in Lower Mekong Basin Region n- from the case of Thailand. ” at Annual World Bank Conference, Washington DC

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 »

FISHING INDUSTRY VIDEO: Impact Assessment by Rapid Asia in Partnership with IOM X

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Getting the message right takes more than a group of communication practitioners. You need to go to the experts: those to whom the message is intended. When IOM X, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) innovative campaign to prevent human trafficking, develops videos, it conducts consultations… Read more »