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The surprising effects of the great recession : losers and winners in Thailand in 2008-2009 (English)

In 2009, buffeted by the great recession, Thai gross domestic product fell by 2.3 percent. Using monthly data from the socio-economic surveys of 2007-2010, this paper finds, after controlling for household variables, that real consumption per capita rose in 2009 relative to 2008 for most groups, including the poor, urban and rural households, men, women, and children. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6255 NOV 01, 2012

Haughton, Jonathan; Khandker, Shahidur R. Disclosed

Appraising the Thailand village fund (English)

The Thailand Village Fund is the second-largest microcredit scheme in the world. Nearly 80,000 elected local Village Fund committees administer loans that reach 30 percent of all households. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5998 MAR 01, 2012

Boonperm, Jirawan; Haughton, Jonathan; Khandker, Shahidur R.; Rukumnuaykit, Pungpond Disclosed

Does the village fund matter in Thailand ? (English)

This paper evaluates the impact of the Thailand Village and Urban Revolving Fund on household expenditure, income, and assets. The revolving fund was launched in 2001 when the Government of Thailand promised to provide a million baht (about $22,500) to every village and urban community in Thailand as working capital for locally-run rotating credit associations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5011 JUL 01, 2009

Boonperm, Jirawan; Haughton, Jonathan; Khandker, Shahidur R. Disclosed