Thailand: Defining the Nonprofit Sector (1993) « CNP Working Papers « Comparative Nonprofit Sector Publications « International Publications « Downloads
|Date posted||September 11, 1993|
|Categories||CNP Working Papers, Comparative Nonprofit Sector Publications, International Publications|
Comparative Nonprofit Sector Working Paper #11 | Amara Pongsapich.
Explains that the nonprofit sector in Thailand is viewed as a competitor to the country’s military governments, but is being recognized as essential to the economic and social development of the country. Traces the origins of the Thai nonprofit sector to religion and describes the emergence of non-religious organizations following World War II. Explains that the sector has grown despite periods of suppression and has also been influenced by the presence of Catholic missionaries in Thailand. Describes the major types of nonprofit organizations in contemporary Thailand and their legal statuses in the eyes of the government.