WEF targets education, bureaucracy, graft
- Published: 30 May 2012 at 12.02
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Education, bureaucracy and corruption were highlighted as among the greatest challenges constraining Thailand's economic competitiveness by speakers at the World Economic Forum in East Asia on Wednesday morning.
The three-day WEF conference began on Wednesday with a private session focused on Thailand's competitiveness, which has declined in recent years even as other countries in the region have gained strides.
Thierry Geiger, an economist and associate director for the WEF's Centre for Global Competitiveness and Performance, said Thailand ranked fourth in Asean in terms of competitiveness, with public institutions, innovation, higher education and technology adoption among the country's weaknesses.
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