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Title:Thailand's development strategy and growth performance PDF Logo
Authors:Warr, Peter
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Working paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2011,02
Abstract:Thailand's development strategy has been strongly market-oriented and open to trade and investment flows with the rest of the world. Since the late 1950s, its growth performance has been outstanding. Poverty incidence has declined dramatically, but economic inequality has increased. Economic progress has been reflected in very significant improvement in non-economic indicators of well-being such as life expectancy, infant and maternal morality, and literacy. Nevertheless, the performance of the education system is chronically poor. Environmental problems and institutional failures in resource management are ongoing. Reform is needed in several areas, including political and corporate governance, regulation of industry, and in the education and health systems.
Subjects:Thailand
development strategies
growth
JEL:O10
O16
O20
O53
ISBN:978-92-9230-365-5
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Working Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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