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Leading with ideas : skills for growth and equity in Thailand (English)

In Thailand, enhancing workforce skills and promoting innovation is part of the country's strategy to facilitate the transformation toward a more knowledge-intensive and creative economy generating good jobs. This report provides valuable insight for Thailand to develop the skills necessary to boost ideas-led growth and equity. The report draws on findings from employer surveys, analyses Thailand's skills development performance from the lifecycle perspective, and outlines possible strategies to meet the emerging challenges in matching labor force skills with Thailand's development objectives. In particular, the report highlights possible approaches for consideration while implementing the skills agenda outlined in the eleventh national economic and social development plan. This report will contribute to a constructive discussion and informed decisions that will help the equitable and sustained growth of Thailand's economy.


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    Leading with ideas : skills for growth and equity in Thailand

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Leading with ideas : skills for growth and equity in Thailand (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.