About UNDP in Thailand

South South Cooperation

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 Sustainable Development Goal targets (SDGs) 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.

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.

Comsultant No. Compensation
in $USD

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