Policy Advocacy

  • 2007 Thailand National Human Development Report

    At the community level, the Sufficiency Economy approach stresses the importance of “self-immunity”, in other words, the need for communities to possess resilience against external or internal shocks, be they economic downturns, soaring fuel prices, natural disasters, ill health in families, or bad harvests. At the national level, the idea of “self-immunity” is equally if not even more important. The Sufficiency Economy thinking helps us to build macroeconomic resilience to cope with the vagaries of the global economy and the negative effects of globalization.

  • 2009 Thailand National Human Development Report

    Using the human security approach, the report surveys a whole spectrum of human development issues, draws attention to old risks and threats that persist, and identifies new risks and threats that are emerging with changes in the economy, society and the country’s position in the world.

  • 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.

  • Community-Based Microfinance: An Empowering Approach Towards Poverty Alleviation and Community Self-Reliance

    This publication is the product of a joint partnership of the Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Thailand. The purpose of this publication is to share Thailand’s lessons learned and experiences with other developing countries and development partners within the region and beyond on microfinance management at the community level.

  • Gender Development: Similarities and Differences

    The Report “Gender Development: Similarities and Differences” is a collaboration between the National Statistical Office (NSO) and the Office of the Women’s Affairs and Family Development (OWAFD). The NSO is the national focal point on the production of key national statistics to support policy planning, monitoring and evaluation of national socio-economic development and the government’s urgent policies.

  • Report on Gender-based Violence Against Women and Girls (VAW/G) Indicators

    The Office of Women’s Affairs and Family Development, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (OWAFD/MSDHS), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme in Thailand (UNDP Thailand), join hands in the development of a set of indicators, the drafting a report and a campaign to support the project “Every Home is Safe: Support to the Implementation of the Protection of Domestic Violence Victims Act 2007”.

  • Report on Thailand Gender-Disaggregated Statistics 2008

    This report presents gender-disaggregated and gender-related statistics collected or processed from the files and databases of various government and non-government agencies. The report presents 2002-2006 statistics by sex, administrative area and region and, in some cases, province. Definitions, calculation methods, data sources, as well as data development plan are included. We hope that this report will be useful for policy-makers, officials, academics, and the public, and that it will support all concerned in the promotion of gender equality and the protection of women’s rights.

Our Work - Policy Advocacy
Strategic Advice, Local Focus


While Thailand has made many advances in reducing poverty, persistent challenges still exist, such as climate change, social and economic disparities and gender inequalities. UNDP works to turn a spotlight on issues of major importance to Thailand's human development growth through Human Development Reports, but also through public advocacy, engaging directly with civil society and relevant stakeholders.

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