The Townsend Thai Project


In this Photo:

In Bangkok, dried fish at the market. Photo by Martha de Jong-Lantink.

Grant Information

The Townsend Thai Project is funded primarily by U.S. government foundations, specifically the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), with Robert M. Townsend as principal investigator. Financial support for a partial resurvey of villages in 1998 was also generously provided by the Ford Foundation and continues with additional funding from the NICHD and NSF. Funding from the John Templeton Foundation for the Enterprise Initiative, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the Consortium on Financial Systems & Poverty at the University of Chicago, and support from the National Opinion Research Center and the National Bureau of Economic Research has furthered research efforts using the Townsend Thai data.

Grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the University of Chicago to support gathering of environmental data are also gratefully acknowledged. Additionally, data sharing by the National Statistics Office (NSO) in Thailand has been valuable to research efforts.