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Thailand is a Newton Fund partner country

Over the last four decades, Thailand has made remarkable progress in social and economic development, moving from a low-income to an upper-income country in less than a generation. As such, Thailand has been a widely cited development success story, with sustained strong growth and impressive poverty reduction.

While Thailand has been successful in stemming the tide of COVID-19 (coronavirus) infections over the last few months, the economic impact has been severe and has led already to widespread job losses, affecting middle-class households and the poor alike and threatening hard-won gains in poverty reduction Economic growth in Thailand is expected to contract in 2020, which is among the sharpest projected declines in the East Asia and Pacific region, due to a decline in external demand affecting trade and tourism, supply chain disruptions and weakening domestic consumption. [Source: World Bank]

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Priorities for Thailand

These are mutually identified priorities between the UK and Thailand. Priorities may not cover everything we currently fund and may evolve over time to ensure they continue to meet our shared objectives.
01
Climate, environment and extreme weather
02
Facilities in science, technology, research and innovation
03
Health security
04
Sustainable agriculture
FEATURED STORY

Improving diagnosis of rare genetic diseases in children

As much as 8% of the Thai population is affected by rare genetic diseases. Patients with rare diseases typically endure around seven years of investigation. Timely diagnosis can mean improved healthcare and better life outcomes, as well as savings in the health system. Using the recognised...

Local funding partners

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Contact the Thailand team

If you are interested in learning more about the Newton Fund Thailand partnership, please get in touch with our local team.

Pijarana Samukkan

Research and Innovation Programme Manager

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Over the last four decades, Thailand has made remarkable progress in social and economic development, moving from a low-income to an upper-income country in less than a generation. As such, Thailand has been a widely cited development success story, with sustained strong growth and impressive poverty reduction. While Thailand has been successful in stemming the tide of COVID-19 (coronavirus) infections over the last few months, the economic impact has been severe and has led already to widespread job losses, affecting middle-class households and the poor alike and threatening hard-won gains in poverty reduction Economic growth in Thailand is expected to contract in 2020, which is among the sharpest projected declines in the East Asia and Pacific region, due to a decline in external demand affecting trade and tourism, supply chain disruptions and weakening domestic consumption (World Bank, 2020).

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0 % GDP (research and development expenditure 2010-17)
0 million (in poverty in 2018)
OPPORTUNITIES

Funding opportunities

Information about our schemes, funding guidance, what's on offer and our partner matching service.

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