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dc.contributor.authorLim, Steven
dc.contributor.authorCameron, Michael Patrick
dc.contributor.authorTaweekul, Krailert
dc.contributor.authorAskwith, John
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-14T23:04:30Z
dc.date.available2008-12-14T23:04:30Z
dc.date.issued2007-01
dc.identifier.citationLim, S., Cameron, M. P., Taweekul, K. & Askwith, J. (2007). Harnessing the private sector for rural development, poverty alleviation and HIV/AIDS prevention. (Department of Economics Working Paper Series, Number 1/07). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/1624
dc.description.abstractIn resource-constrained developing countries, mobilizing resources from outside sources may assist in overcoming many development challenges. This paper examines the Thai Business Initiative in Rural Development (TBIRD), an NGO-sponsored program that brings together the comparative advantages and self-interest of rural villages, private sector firms and a facilitating NGO, to improve social and community health outcomes in rural areas. We analyze key issues in the program with data from Northeast Thailand. We find that the TBIRD program appears to improve the income earning and other prospects of the TBIRD factory workers. Further, TBIRD factory employment exhibits a pro-poor bias. A key impact is to provide jobs for people who might otherwise be at increased risk of HIV infection through poverty-induced decisions to migrate to urban centres and participate in the commercial sex industry. This program adds another important tool for development planners in the fight against HIV/AIDS.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWaikato Management Schoolen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDepartment of Economics Working Paper Series
dc.subjectrural developmenten_US
dc.subjectpovertyen_US
dc.subjectHIV/AIDSen_US
dc.subjectThailanden_US
dc.titleHarnessing the private sector for rural development, poverty alleviation and HIV/AIDS preventionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
uow.relation.series1/07
dc.relation.isPartOfWorking Paper in Economicsen_NZ
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