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Business and Economic Development

Business and Economic Development
Business and Economic Development

Kenan Institute Asia plays an important role in supporting economic growth, creating employment opportunities, increasing economic cooperation, supporting business enablers, and the continued integration of the ASEAN Economic Community. We partner with policy makers and business leaders to build a strong and sustainable enabling environment to enhance economic growth. Our programming and advisory expertise supports private sector development, from capacity building for micro entrepreneurship and SMEs to policy support for governments and regional political bodies. 

Client Spotlight

  • Literacy Improvement for Better Finance in Thailand (LIFT)

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    • Mr.
    • Darren
    • Buckley
    • Country Head and Citi Country Officer
    • Citibank, N.A.
    Literacy Improvement for Better Finance in Thailand (LIFT)
    Financial literacy skills are a key means of promoting financial health. This is why Citi Foundation, in partnership with Kenan Institute Asia, has initiated a special project: ‘Literacy Improvement for Better Finance in Thailand,’ or LIFT, designed to improve financial literacy in the community, particularly amongst farmers, students, and low-skilled workers.

Current Projects

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    • Citibank / Citi Foundation
    • October 2016
    • Present
    Continuing their longstanding relationship, Kenan and Citi Foundation partnered to launch the Community Financial Skills Building for a Secure Financial Future program in October 2016, a yearlong initiative to strengthen community savings groups as a means to erase household debt.
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    • Coca-Cola
    • August 2016
    • July 2017
    The Sustainable Business with Coca-Cola for Female Sugarcane Growers project, part of Coca- Cola’s global 5by20 initiative to empower five million women across the company’s value chain by 2020, launched in 2016 with the aim of developing the financial and…
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    • Department of Industrial Promotion (DIP)
    • 2006
    • Present
    Kenan has partnered with Thailand’s Department of Industrial Promotion for 10 years on the New Entrepreneurs Creation (NEC) project.
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Past Projects

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    • Department of Industrial Promotion (DIP)
    • October 2015
    • February 2016
    With the aim of improving the international competitiveness of Thailand’s Bangkok and Samut Sakhon-based textile clusters, the Department of Industrial Promotion (DIP) enlisted Kenan’s business expertise.
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    • Thailand’s Office of Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion (OSMEP)
    • September 2015
    • February 2016
    In September of 2015, Kenan consultants began developing SME competitiveness indicators for Thailand’s Office of Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion (OSMEP).
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    • Department of Industrial Promotion (DIP)
    • January 2015
    • October 2015
    In order to create a more dynamic agri-business value chain in Thailand, the Department of Industrial Promotion (DIP) joined Kenan to conduct a research study on the field’s potential and provide network building services.
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