Last updated: 25/1/2019

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Population group
Children

Programme Details

Programme objectives

To provide financial assistance to poor and near-poor families with children under three years of age.

References
Sricharatchanya, H. 2016. ‘Thailand’s child support grant helps vulnerable families’, UNICEF, <https://blogs.unicef.org/east-asia-pacific/thailands-child-support-grant-helps-vulnerable-families/> (accessed 22 May 2018). Personal communication
Start date
2015
References
Paitoonpong, S., Tasee, P., Waisuriya, P. 2016.. ‘Social Protection System in Thailand: an Overview’, TDRI Quarterly Review, <https://tdri.or.th/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/TDRI-QR-Dec2016.pdf> (accessed 22 May 2018).
Coverage
310,041 children as of September 2017.
References
Personal communication
Programme expenditure
THB 1,916 million (2016-2017).
References
Personal communication.

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Means Test
Categorical Targeting
Targeted areas
Nationwide
Target groups
Children
Eligibility criteria
Families with children aged 0-3 with an average income per capita less than 3000 THB a month.
References
Paitoonpong, S., Tasee, P., Waisuriya, P. 2016.. ‘Social Protection System in Thailand: an Overview’, TDRI Quarterly Review, <https://tdri.or.th/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/TDRI-QR-Dec2016.pdf> (accessed 22 May 2018). Personal communication.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash
Amount of benefits
THB 600
References
Paitoonpong, S., Tasee, P., Waisuriya, P. 2016.. ‘Social Protection System in Thailand: an Overview’, TDRI Quarterly Review, <https://tdri.or.th/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/TDRI-QR-Dec2016.pdf> (accessed 22 May 2018).
Payment/delivery frequency
Monthly
References
Sricharatchanya, H. 2016. ‘Thailand’s child support grant helps vulnerable families’, UNICEF, <https://blogs.unicef.org/east-asia-pacific/thailands-child-support-grant-helps-vulnerable-families/> (accessed 22 May 2018).
Benefit delivery mechanism
Benefits are delivered in cash by local authorities or transferred to beneficiaries' bank accounts.
References
UNICEF et al. 2016. ‘Thailand’s Child Support Grant Programme’, UNICEF, TDRI, MSDHS, and EPRI, <https://blogs.unicef.org/east-asia-pacific/thailands-child-support-grant-helps-vulnerable-families/> (accessed 22 May 2018).
Benefit recipients
Parents and caretakers of the children
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
Benefits last until the child reaches the age of 3.
References
Sricharatchanya, H. 2016. ‘Thailand’s child support grant helps vulnerable families’, UNICEF, <https://blogs.unicef.org/east-asia-pacific/thailands-child-support-grant-helps-vulnerable-families/> (accessed 22 May 2018).
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
An external monitoring and evaluation working group led by Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) and the Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI) has been commissioned. UNICEF and the Thai Health Promotion Foundation support their work.
References
UNICEF et al. 2016. ‘Thailand’s Child Support Grant Programme’, UNICEF, TDRI, MSDHS, and EPRI, <https://blogs.unicef.org/east-asia-pacific/thailands-child-support-grant-helps-vulnerable-families/> (accessed 22 May 2018).