A motorcycle taxi driver leaving his home in Bangkok. (Photo by Romeo GACAD / AFP)

Pandemic plunges 100 million more workers into poverty: UN

The pandemic has pushed over 100 million more workers into poverty after working hours plummeted and access to good quality jobs evaporated, according to the annual World Employment and Social…

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Poverty slum Bangkok
(Photo by Romeo GACAD / AFP)

China’s poverty solution hailed as model for Thailand

Thai politicians and academics are showing a growing interest in China’s experience in poverty reduction. Leaders of the ruling Palang Pracharath Party recently met with their Chinese Communist Party (CCP)…

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Tata during one of the matches.

Muay Thai child boxer punching his way out of poverty

There are an estimated 300,000 boy and girl boxers under the age of 15 in Thailand, according to the Professional Boxing Association, while fewer than 10% are officially registered with…

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Poverty COVID-19 vaccines
People are seen in a slum along railroad tracks in downtown Bangkok on June 15, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Thailand’s poor regions may be left behind in race for COVID-19 vaccines

Many municipalities’ eagerness to procure COVID-19 vaccines for their residents has roused suspicion of political motives and concerns about inequality between residents of richer and poorer areas. Local authorities have…

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