About UNDP in Thailand
Thailand is a strong supporter of the United Nations and UNDP. In both financial and operational terms, UNDP's country programme for Thailand is quite modest, reflecting the country's improving development status. UNDP partners with line ministries to help Thailand achieve its ambitious Millennium Development Goal targets (MDGs) as well as the national objectives articulated in the United Nations Partnership Framework for 2012-2016.
The ultimate goal of UNDP is to improve the lives of the people of Thailand through the broad thematic areas of democratic governance and social advocacy, inclusive green growth and sustainable development and gender equality.
What do we want to accomplish?
UNDP is working with the Royal Thai government, civil society, national partners and the Thai public to help find solutions to persistent development challenges. We continue to work to provide technical expertise, such as improved data quality and collection, international expertise on environmental issues like climate change finance and adaptation.
UNDP's priority in a middle-income country like Thailand is to work within outlined agreements like the United Nations Partnership Agreement Framework (UNPAF) and Thailand's 11th National Plan. We continue to provide strong policy advice and advocacy on normative UN issues such as gender equality, social and economic inequality, human rights, and rule of law.
What are our results?
UNDP in Thailand has maintained mutually beneficial relationships with many line ministries of the Royal Thai Government--on thematic issues from inclusive and democratic governance, climate change, women's empowerment and more. UNDP Thailand has led national conversations on women's political empowerment and gender equality in Thailand is nearly 90 percent.
UNDP has made productive in-roads with provincial governments as well--working most recently in the rural Thai province of Mae Hong Son, where an innovative approach to community security and social cohesion was used to improve relationships between local populations and the provincial government. UNDP is also working in Mae Hong Son--the poorest province in Thailand--to make it the first to become energy sufficient.
Other accomplishments include working ever closer to the development of a climate change fiscal framework for Thailand. UNDP has also been working at all levels of government on ambitious Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) efforts to improve human security and reduce social and economic inequality through technical and policy advice to produce high-quality, reliable data and comprehensive analysis.
Who are the decision makers?
The United Nations Resident Coordinator heads the UN System in Thailand and is also the Resident Representative for UNDP Thailand. There are three programme units in the Country Office (Environment and Energy, Democratic Governance, and Development Strategy and Advocacy), headed by one programme specialist.
UNDP Thailand works in partnership with the Royal Thai Government and associated line ministries, and through our designated counterpart, the Thailand International Cooperation Development Agency (TICA) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. UNDP operates on the Thailand Country Programme which is approved by the Royal Thai Government covering the period 2012-2016.
Current Staff Count for Thailand
|Contract Type||Sub Total|
Consultants/Service Contract Holders
As of October 2014: The list of Consultants on Service Contracts and Special Service Agreements who will receive $30,000 or more from UNDP Thailand over a 12-month period.
|Type of Contract|
|0000007071||174,891||SSA / IC|
|0000007082||174,891||SSA / IC|
|0000000098||55,126||SSA / IC|
|0000007069||43,463||SSA / IC|
|0000007737||40,290||SSA / IC|
UNDP Communications UnitMedia Enquiries Tel: +66 (0) 2304 9100
email@example.com Fax: +66 (0) 2280 4294
- 12 May 2016:Keynote speech by Martin Hart-Hansen, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative at Technology Innovation – Collaborating for Innovation Event Asian Institute for Technology, Bangkok, Thailand 12 May 2016
- 25 Apr 2016:UNDP: Fastest Population Shift In History Means Make Or Break For Asia-Pacific
- 13 Apr 2016:UNDP to launch report on people-centered development in Asia-Pacific
Download this Document
- UN Partnership Framework Agreement 2012-2016