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Despite considerable geopolitical volatility, Thailand’s economy remains well diversified, stable and poised for expansion in 2017.


Thailand is a health leader in South-east Asia. Not only is it strong on the domestic side, with more than 99% of the population receiving free health care, but it is also a highly competitive destination for medical tourism. Heavy investment continues in the sector. Hospital groups are raising funds and expanding, mergers are being undertaken...


Thailand has a long tradition of valuing education, with 12 years of free schooling, a high literacy rate and a government that invests substantially in the sector. Yet the educational system is not functioning as well as it should, nor are the resources committed achieving the desired results. According to the 2014-15 World Economic Forum (...


How ready is Thailand’s higher education system for the increased labour competition presented by the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)?

Chapter | Education & Health from The Report: Thailand 2016

The government of Thailand is highly focused on reforming education and has made some decisive moves to achieve this end. The administration is also starting to lay the foundations for the long term, pushing initiatives that will help education move into the future. It is, for example, working to increase research and development spending, from 0.46% of GDP in 2015 to 1.0% in 2016. This is...

The second-largest economy in ASEAN after Indonesia, Thailand has developed a positive international reputation on the back of its pro-investment policies and well-developed infrastructure, standing as one of the most liberalised and business-friendly markets in the region.

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