Occurred 2020 - 2022

TVSEP Panel Survey in Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam started

26 September 2022

For the first time since 2017, TVSEP was able to resume its household panel survey in Vietnam. Currently, the survey is ongoing in the Province of Ha Tinh while waiting for Government Permission for Thua Thien Hue and Dak Lak province. The 2022 survey is the 8th panel wave in Vietnam.

9th TVSEP Household and Village Panel Wave in Thailand completed

21 June 2022

The 9th panel wave of the Thailand Vietnam Socio Economic Panel (TVSEP) has been completed on June 10, 2022. It was the first full household survey since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in February 2020 and therefore was an especially challenging task. A total of 2.101 out of 2.199 households were successfully interviewed, resulting in an attrition of below 5 %.

International TVSEP Conference on "Shocks and resilience in rural Southeast Asia"

23 - 24 May 2022

The International TVSEP Conference on "Shocks and resilience in rural Southeast Asia" took place in Göttingen, Germany.

9th TVSEP Household Panel Wave in Thailand underway

13 May 2022

Since May 5, TVSEP has started its last household panel survey of phase II of the project. There are three provincial teams, i.e. for the TVSEP provinces Nakhon Phanom, Ubon Ratchathani and Buri Ram. A total of 45 enumerators organized into 9 sub teams and supervised by a sub team leader are interviewing up to 90 households per day.

Report on TVSEP Special Village Head Survey in Thailand published

21 February 2022

In November 2021 a special survey of all 220 TVSEP villages in Thailand was carried out by Prof. Hermann Waibel and Mr. Niels Wendt from LUH together with partners from the TVSEP Data Collection Center at Ubon Ratchathani University (UBU).

Best Paper Award - International TVSEP Conference

29 June 2021

The TVSEP Team invites submissions for a Best Paper Award for a scientific paper that uses the TVSEP household data.  The award ceremony will be held within the International TVSEP Conference on "Shocks and resilience in rural Southeast Asia" on May 23 and 24, 2022 in Göttingen, Germany.

TVSEP research at German Development Economics Conference 2021

17 - 18 June 2021

TVSEP junior researcher Mark Brooks presented his paper ‘PAPI is gone, but errors remain – Non-sampling errors in household surveys’ in the panel session ‘Methods, data and modelling’ on the second day of the annual German Development Economics Conference.

Ongoing: Special Covid-19 migrant survey in Thailand

18 June 2021

The special TVSEP Covid-19 Migrant Survey is currently ongoing by undertaking complementary telephone interviews with migrant household members of the 2200 rural households in the panel.

Interim report: Preparation of the Covid-19 migrant survey 2021 in Thailand

25 March 2021

Ms Marina Bergmeier (TVSEP project administration), Mr. Niels Wendt (Data management specialist) and Prof. Dr. Hermann Waibel arrived in Thailand on 6 March 2021.

TVSEP's online meeting with its International Advisory Panel

24 March 2021

TVSEP organized an online meeting (12.00 - 13.30) with its International Advisory Panel to get advise on some important issues of TVSEP's future activities.

TVSEP Covid-19 Survey in Thailand completed

13 January 2021

The household survey implemented during November and December 2020 to measure the impact of Covid-19 in Northeast Thailand was completed on Christmas Day, 25 December. The survey team of the TVSEP Data Collection Center at Ubon Ratchathani University held their final meeting in the Province of Nakhon Phanom. The conduct of the survey has been a big challenge, because the TVSEP team from LUH was not able to go to Thailand for the supervision of the survey, as was the case during the many TVSEP survey waves in the past. All training and supervision had to be done via online formats.

TVSEP Covid-19 survey 2020 in Thailand

30 November 2020

The survey in Thailand is progressing well. The training of enumerators took place at V-Hotel, Ubon Ratchathani from 12 – 19 November 2020. The training included 20 enumerators, 3 on-the-spot trainers (Ms Chomphunut Kantabussabong, Ms Pintong Lekan and Mr. Ekachai Aowacheewin) and 2 long-distance trainers from TVSEP headquarters at LUH (Mr. Niels Wendt and Prof. Hermann Waibel) as well as administrative and technical support from TVSEP Office at Ubon Ratchathani University, namely by Ms Yok Wannakham and Mr. Nopporn Tantsiri. The training was quite challenging due to the difference in time zones.

COVID-19 Special survey starting

09 November 2020

TVSEP is starting its COVID-19 special survey among its 2200 households in 220 villages in three provinces in Northeast Thailand. The survey commences with the training of provincial team leaders from 9 - 11 November, followed by the enumerator training from 12 - 19 November.

In memory of Professor Dr. Stephan Klasen

02 November 2020

With deep sadness, we herewith inform all of our TVSEP partners and friends about the passing of Professor Stephan Klasen from the University of Göttingen. Professor Klasen has been a key founding member of TVSEP and its predecessor project, the DFG Research Unit 756. Undoubtedly, without having him on board, neither project would have materialized. Stephan Klasen led and was involved in numerous research initiatives within his university, and within the German and the international research community on economic development. In addition, he was engaged in numerous high-impact policy advisory activities. Bearing that in mind, his unconditional commitment to TVSEP deserves our utmost recognition and respect.

TVSEP Second data user conference

04 September 2020

On 4th September 2020, the Thailand Vietnam Socio Economic Panel (TVSEP), a DFG-sponsored long-term project based at the Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), School of Economics and Management held its Second Data User Conference. The Conference was jointly organized with TVSEP’s research partner in Thailand, the Ubon Ratchathani University (UBU), during UBU’s 14th Annual Research Conference.

TVSEP Webinar

19 May 2020

The TVSEP Project Management Team held a joint webinar with TVSEP representatives from Thailand and Vietnam and TVSEP data users. Around 40 researchers from various backgrounds participated in the webinar.
The aim of the webinar was to bring together TVSEP partners and data users to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic can be best captured in future TVSEP panel waves or special Add-on projects. The unique, long-term panel database of TVSEP is particularly suited to measure the impact of this exceptional crisis. TVSEP has the capacity to collecting and providing valuable information to researchers and policy makers to analyze and monitor the short- and long-term consequences of the crisis.
TVSEP representatives from Thailand and Vietnam presented first-hand information on the current situation, expectations and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the respective country.

TVSEP Presentation at Leibniz Universität Hannover

21 January 2020

The TVSEP Project Management Team, Profs Ulrike Grote, Stephan Thomsen and Hermann Waibel, gave a presentation in the framework of one of the faculty's three Reseach Foci: "Nachhaltige Globalisierung". The seminar was attended by a large number of researchers, including Professors from LUH and the University of Göttingen as well as post-docs and PhD students. There was a broad interest in TVSEP's activities and the seminar generated new ideas on collaborative research making use of the TVSEP data.

TVSEP at annual meeting of the Allied Social Science Association (ASSA)

03 - 05 January 2020

The Allied Social Science Association (ASSA) held its annual meeting from January 3-5, 2020 in San Diego ( Each year the ASSA meetings bring together researchers from all over the world to discuss current economic topics.

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Timeline 2019