Measuring well-being in Thai society

Using the BLI as a benchmark, we found among 20 indicators that Thailand has data for, there were five issues where Thailand scored better than the average OECD member. These include voter turnout, life satisfaction, housing expenditure, dwellings with basic facilities, and long-term unemployment.

Thailand needs a new growth pathway

Here are the must-dos: Reduce unnecessary deaths, revamp the education system, restore the natural environment for sustainable tourism, invest in local infrastructure, streamline production, improve research and development, and more innovation.

Disparity worsens ocean pollution

Most of the Thai marine waste is plastics led by plastic debris (12%), Styrofoam boxes (10%), food wrappers (8%), plastic bags (8%), glass bottles (7%), plastic bottles (7%), and straws (5%).

Migrant workers must get shots too

In Thailand, considering that migrant workers, according to the official figures, account for almost 3.5% of the population, they must therefore be included in the vaccination programme regardless of their status.