What We Do

UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in more than 170 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

Our Goals

Thailand’s emergence as a middle-income country (MIC) altered the country’s development context and the nature of Thailand’s development engagement with partners. The past country programme initiated a transition from the traditional donor-recipient relationship between Thailand and UNDP to a new relationship of mutually beneficial partnerships. Along with this transition, UNDP in Thailand has shifted its emphasis to policy support, technical assistance, and knowledge management. In this context there is an importance of linking policy with practice, which has been highlighted by UNDP's experience across all programme areas.

Social advocacy

UNDP is proud to work with the Royal Thai Government on a programme that reaches out to women in the South, having launched the Leadership Academy For Muslim Women' at Government House in December 2012. The programme provides driven and ambitious women with an opportunity to channel it for the good of the nation.more

Our stories

  • University students participate in the panel discussions.

    UNDP university survey reveals integrity gap among Thai students
    University Students Integrity Survey

    Findings from a recent university survey revealed that a majority of students can identify corruption and integrity, but feel they have no other choice than to participate in corruption when confronted with opportunities to gain an advantage.more

  • Destroyed fishing village of Ban Nam Khem after the Tsunami. Credit: UNDP

    Baan Nam Khem: A resilient fishing community in Thailand
    Tsunami Special

    Baan Nam Khem, a small fishing village on Thailand’s Phang Nga coast, lost more than half of its population of some 5,000 people when the tsunami struck in 2004. Now 10 years after the tsunami, Baan Nam Khem offers a number of important examples of resilient recovery and development choices that provide the opportunity to reduce the risk of disasters or lessen their impact. more

Our projects

STEP Project

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. MORE

Anti -Corruption Project

Advancing Anti-Corruption Effort in Thailand - A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Corruption is a serious national problem 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. MORE

Promoting energy efficiency in commercial buildings

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 (DEDE), energy consumption in Thailand grew more than two-fold over the past 20 years and it is expected to increase at by almost 6 per cent per year until 2021. MORE

Climate Change for Finance

Climate Change Finance

The 2011 flood disaster in Thailand was a not-so-gentle reminder that the country is prone to climate-related risks, which include intense rainfall, as well as tropical storms and cyclones, storm surges and even drought. It also reminded us that planning and coordination can reduce the negative impact of these risks and the extent to which they cause livelihood and economic damage to the country. To succeed, though, public finance needs to be aligned to climate change policies. MORE

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Promoting Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings (PEECB) E-Newsletter Edition 1
Project E-Newsletter

This quarterly e-newsletter for the Promoting Energy Efficiency in Commercial Building project, provides information on the project’s activities and results.