6 Develop a global partnership for development

Where we are?

MDG 8
Knowledge Exchanges, like this one on HIV/AIDS with India, is a big part of UNDP's work on developing Global Partnerships through South-South Cooperation.

As a successful middle-income country, Thailand is well-positioned to contribute to Goal 8 by engaging in South-South development cooperation, opening up its markets and taking part in sub-regional and regional cooperation initiatives.

Through its foreign policy of “forward engagement”, Thailand is reaching out to other developing countries in support of development and poverty reduction. This policy aims at forging cooperative ties with Thailand’s immediate neighbours and regional partners, encouraging people-to-people contacts, and striving for mutual prosperity. Thailand is aiming to increase multi-tiered dialogue and cooperation at the bilateral, sub-regional and regional levels.

In addition, Thailand continues to explore with its partners, potential areas of cooperation including trade and investment, tourism, human resource development, transport, and telecommunications. Thailand continues to open up its markets for imports from developing countries and promote foreign direct investment in countries in the region and beyond.

UNDP's work in Thailand

1.18 years
remaining
until 2015

1990 2015
Targets for MDG8
  1. Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system
    • Developing countries gain greater access to the markets of developed countries
    • Least developed countries benefit most from tariff reductions, especially on their agricultural products
  2. Address the special needs of least developed countries
    • Net Official development assistance (ODA), total and to the least developed countries, as percentage of OECD/DAC donors' gross national income
    • Proportion of total bilateral, sector-allocable ODA of OECD/DAC donors to basic social services (basic education, primary health care, nutrition, safe water and sanitation)
    • Proportion of bilateral official development assistance of OECD/DAC donors that is untied
    • Market access
    • Debt sustainability
  3. Address the special needs of landlocked developing countries and small island developing States
    • Official development assistance (ODA) received in landlocked developing countries as a proportion of their gross national income
    • ODA received in small island developing States as a proportion of their gross national incomes
    • Proportion of bilateral official development assistance of OECD/DAC donors that is untied
    • Market access
    • Debt sustainability
  4. Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries
    • Total number of countries that have reached their HIPC decision points and number that have reached their HIPC completion points (cumulative)
    • Debt relief committed under HIPC and MDRI Initiatives
    • Debt service as a percentage of exports of goods and services
  5. In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries
    • Proportion of population with access to affordable essential drugs on a sustainable basis
  6. In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications
    • Telephone lines per 100 population
    • Cellular subscribers per 100 population
    • Internet users per 100 population