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.

Policy 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

  • A young farmer from Baan Mae Sapae village.

    Building Social Cohesion in Northern Thailand
    Mae Hong Son

    Mae Hong Son is the poorest province in Thailand with the country’s lowest score on UNDP’s Human Development Index. It is home to a diverse population, includingmore

Our Projects


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. MORE

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

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"The Glass Ceiling"

A UNDP Thailand film about the struggles women in face when seeking political office.

Building Social Cohesion: The Case of Mae Hong Son

A UNDP Thailand film about building more resilient communities and reducing social tension in a rural Thai province.