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Thai anti-poverty strategies

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Here’s an unusual piece of economic development strategy that may not be quite as offbeat as first appears:

Thailand’s Mechai Viravaidya, aka Mr Condom, shows how child mortality reduction and family planning programmes were two fundamentally important first steps in his country’s recent economic success.  He gives an amusing presentation about a very serious subject which will certainly have its righteous critics.  For me, to be honest, it is truly heartening to see something like this being made to work, despite all the difficulties surrounding it.  Our world needs more practical and effective people like him.

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Written by Frank McMullan

15 October 2010 at 10:16

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