Upcoming PRCI Webinar: Covid-19 Policy Analysis and Responses in Thailand

Covid-19 Policy Analysis and Responses in Thailand



Nipon Poapongsakorn, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI)

Urairat Jantarasiri, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI)


The COVID-19 pandemic has had major disruptions in all the countries of the world. The economic outcomes of the aftermath of the pandemic depends on how the countries respond both in the context of protecting their population and in the context of reducing the impact on their economies.

In this Two-part webinar series, researchers from Thailand Development Research Institute will discuss the policy analysis and responses of the Thailand government to the pandemic.

Session I:

The first session will focus on Thai Government's Policy Response to Covid-19 (health, economic, social, curfew), and success of health policy. It will discuss policy classification and combination of factors that explain why Thailand is one of the top countries that has successfully contained the pandemic.

Please note that because of the difference in time zones the webinar will span two different days. Depending on where you are located the webinar will take place on either September 17th or September 18th.

Thursday, September 17th
21.30 PM (Washington DC)

Friday, September 18th
7.00 AM (New Delhi & Colombo)
7:15 AM (Kathmandu)
7.30 AM (Dhaka)
8.00 AM (Rangoon)
8.30 AM (Bangkok & Vientiane)


Session II:

The second session will delve on economic and social impact of Covid-19 pandemic and of health policy on Thai economy and agriculture.

The focus of this second session is twofold:

  • measuring both direct & indirect impact of the pandemic and health policy (especially the partial lockdown & movement restriction) on the economy and agriculture).
  • the economic & social policy to minimize the short-term impacts on affected population and business, and policies to restart the economy. But the session will not yet be able to evaluate the success/failure of the policies because most policies have been only recently implemented or not yet launched.

Second session is scheduled for Wednesday, 30 September 2020 - REGISTRATION COMING SOON