Thailand

International Republican Institute (IRI)
$137,000
To assist political parties and civil society groups in identifying and responding to important public issues in Thailand. IRI will conduct a national poll on perceptions of democracy, political parties, and domestic issues facing Thailand. Subsequently, IRI will organize bimonthly focus groups to monitor the evolution of political sentiment and provide training for parties and civil society groups on the use of public opinion research in crafting outreach and communication strategies that are responsive to citizens’ concerns.

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
$283,660
To support broader citizen awareness and participation in Thailand’s current political reform process. NDI will organize a series of roundtable discussions throughout the country to discuss constitutional and electoral reforms undertaken by Thailand’s interim government. NDI will work with local partners to publicize the recommendations of the roundtable proceedings and advocate for the priorities identified during these discussions.