An upper-middle income country, Thailand has embarked on a reform programme towards achieving the high-income status. Significant government support for the social economy could become a driving force behind this effort.

Ashima Suri
AVPN Representative

Ashima Suri

Membership Services Manager
Landscape Report

Social Investment Landscape in Thailand

Thailand has a growing share of high net worth individuals and a long history of family giving driven by Bhuddist values. The government and local grant-making foundations have played a leading role in developing the country's social economy. Download the report to access Thailand's social investment landscape.

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The paper documents the development and achievements of the Social Investment Fund in Thailand. The Fund was launched in 1998 in response to the Asian Financial Crisis.

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This case study by AVPN documents the journey of a multi-sectoral collaboration towards the establishment of a mutual fund governed by the principles of Environment, Society, Good Governance, and Anti-Corruption in Thailand.

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November 16, 2015

Launch of the 2015 Asia-Pacific Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey

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May 25, 2015

Two Basic Truths of Investing for Social Impact

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