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Inclusive, sustainable economic transformation: Insights from Thailand

Briefing/policy paper

Written by Danny Marks, Sam Pickard

Hero image description: A woman on a construction site in Patayya, Thailand Image credit:©ILO/Emmanuel Maillard

This policy brief analyses the factors which have constrained progress in achieving Nexus outcomes in Thailand since the military took power in 2014. Our analysis includes examples of how the government reacted to the Covid-19 pandemic and the effects on poverty and economic inequality. Further, looking closer at the BCG Economy, we illustrate the challenges of and potential for uniting nexus themes in emerging policy. For example, we explore how linking environmental sustainability with economic transformation in sectors like agriculture could markedly reduce poverty and promote social inclusion in the coming decade.