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Timeline 2018

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Session at Annual Meeting of the Verein für Socialpolitk 2018

02 - 05 September 2018

At the organized session at the Annual Meeting of the Verein für Socialpolitk took place in Freiburg im Breisgau, 2-5 September 2018, three papers have been presented.

ERCD seminar of the Asian Development Bank

22 August 2018

On ERCD (Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department) seminar of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) 'Drivers of structural transformation in rural areas in Thailand and Viet Nam', Prof. Hermann Waibel presented findings of a comparative long-term analysis on the drivers of structural transformation in the rural areas in Thailand and Viet Nam. (Manila, Philippines)

Enumerator training

09 - 13 July 201

The enumerator training for the Migrant Survey 2018 in Vietnam took place in Ho Chi Minh City, and was led by Mr. Hung (Southern Center of Agricultural Rural Policy and Strategy - SCAP). The Migrant Survey started on 16 July 2018.

Research visit fellowship

October 2017 - March 2018

Dr. Priyanka Parvathi received a 6 months research visit fellowship from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft to the United States and collaborated with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) at Washington DC as well as with Prof. Cristopher B. Barret and his STAARS project team at Cornell University, Ithaca.

The research visit was focussed to comparatively analyze the much less known micro-scale changes within the farming sector that signal a transformation in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. The TVSEP data as well as the LSMS-ISA data were used to gain insights on the patterns of transformation between the rural smallholders in Thailand and Vietnam with those in Uganda and Malawi. This study may have important implications for development interventions and agricultural projects in Asia and Africa to accelerate the process of transformation.

Meeting with Buriram Governor

28 March 2018

Dr. Narintorn Boonbrahm (Dean of Faculty of Agriculture, Ubon Ratchatani University and the director of the TVSEP TH center) together with Dr. Somkid Naprom (the TVSEP TH center manager) attended the annual meeting of the Driven Social Development Committee at Buriram Provincial Center.

Seminars in Vietnam

09 - 13 March 2018

Prof. Hermann Waibel and Dr. Nguyen Trung Thanh gave three seminars at National University of Forestry, University of Economics and Business in Hanoi and Da Nang University of Economics.

Add-on project completed

29 January 2018

The add-on project: Behavioral insights into over-indebtedness within a vulnerable population has been completed.

New Year gifts

08 January 2018

TVSEP-Thailand Center Manager Mr Somkid Naprom and Adminstrative Assistant Ms Mananya Woodman present New Years gifts to Officials from Thailand following Thai tradition.