Our Projects

Democratic Governance

Democratic GovernanceLecturers and students from Faculty of Communication Science, Prince of Songkla University, Pattani Campus organizing a workshop to train women groups on community business development.
  • Sustaining Thailand’s Democratic Practice through Improvement of Inclusive Electoral Process

    UNDP aims to ensure its continuity of democratic governance through the support of an “electoral cycle” approach. It takes view that through long-term capacity development of the Secretariat Office to the Election Commission of Thailand (OECT) transparency and inclusivity of the electoral process will be increased.

  • Southern Thailand Empowerment and Participation (STEP) Project

    UNDP is working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to enhance community empowerment and public participation in local governance processes in Southern Thailand, focusing on capacity development of community-based organizations and local government.

  • Anti-Corruption Efforts in Thailand

    In order to engage the public about the moral consequences of inaction and to raise public awareness about reducing corruption in Thai society, a wider channel is needed. UNDP aims to reach the Thai public in more intimate settings and in an atmospheres that will invite active and collective participation.

Social Advocacy

Women's Empowerment
  • Human Development Report 2014

    The 2014 Human Development Report “Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience” - shows that overall global trends in human development are positive. Yet, people at all ages are also facing threats and challenges to their wellbeing, including by natural or human-induced disasters and crises.

  • 2014 National Human Development Report Thailand

    On the last day of 2015, the people of Thailand become part of the ASEAN Community. What impact this will have on their lives is difficult to foresee. The ASEAN Community is a new idea, unlike any other regional grouping. At present it consists of three plans, known as Blueprints. What the ASEAN Community will become and what impact it will have on human development, depends on how the member governments work to realize these plans.

  • Human Development Report 2013

    This report shows, the rise of the South is both the result of continual human development investments and achievements and an opportunity for still greater human progress for the world as a whole. Making that progress a reality will require informed and enlightened global and national policy-making, drawing on the policy lessons analysed in this report.

Environment and Energy

Environment and Energy
  • Promoting Renewable Energy in Mae Hong Son Province

    The Thai Government has made it a goal to get as much as 20 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2022. UNDP aims to help Mae Hong Son Province in Northern Thailand become the first province to be energy sufficient.

  • Promoting Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings (PEECB)

    Energy is a major concern in Thailand, as continued economic development demands more consumption and production of electricity. According to the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, energy consumption in Thailand grew more than two-fold over the past 20 years and is expected to increase by almost 6 per cent, per year until 2021.

  • Strengthening the Capacity of Vulnerable Coastal Communities to address the Risk of Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events

    Thailand is prone to a number of climate-related risks including intense rainfall, drought, tropical storms and cyclones, windstorms and storm surges. Coastal communities whose livelihoods depending on coastal and marine resources are the most vulnerable community.

  • Catalyzing the Sustainability of Thailand’s Protected Area System

    Thailand’s protected area system is experiencing growing fragmentation and there are concerns that the size of many officially designated national parks and wildlife sanctuaries are insufficient to sustain their flora and fauna.

  • Climate Change Finance

    The 11th National Economic and Social Development Plan (201-2016) sets a vision in moving Thailand towards a low carbon and climate resilient society as one of its six development pillars. While climate change mitigation is a challenge, adaptation to the impacts of a changing climate touches on issues of survival. This is especially pertinent to the poor and the marginal who are most at dependent on the natural resource base.

  • GEF Small Grants Programme

    Established in 1992, the GEF Small Grants Programme strives for sustainable development by "thinking globally acting locally". It provides financial and technical support to projects that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people's well-being and livelihoods.

  • Small Grants Programme - Project

    The GEF SGP provides financial and technical support directly to community based organisations, civil society organisations and other sectors to address local environment issues consistent with local livelihoods and supportive to sustainable development.

  • Water for People Partnership

    The ‘Water for People’ Partnership: Small Grants Programme’ is a collaboration between the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) and UNDP Thailand. It is built on the established mechanism of the Global Environment Facility – Small Grant Programme (GEF/SGP) in Thailand and managed by UNDP to support community environmental conservation work.

  • Third National Communication and Biennial Update Report

    The Third National Communication (TNC) aims to further strengthen regional and sub-regional cooperation on a wider range of areas under climate change. The TNC will build on existing networks, to exchange views and experiences from the national communication process.

  • Sustainable Management of Biodiversity in Thailand's Production Landscape

    The project aims to strengthen national efforts to increase community involvement in biodiversity conservation by changing production practices to mitigate threats to biodiversity from unsustainable harvesting and land conservation, particularly in areas of high ecological significance.