Stable Growth Outlook for Developing Asia

Developing Asia’s outlook remains on track despite slower-than-expected first-quarter growth in the United States. Read More

Regional Investment Framework Pipeline of Potential Projects (2013-2022)

The Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Investment Framework covers a wide range of sectors including transport, energy, environment, agriculture, human resource development, information and communication technology, tourism, transport and trade facilitation, and urban development. Read More

Investors Return to Emerging Asian Markets, Says ADB Report

Rising demand for local currency bonds is expected to hit $7.6 trillion at the end of March, says latest Asia Bond Monitor report. Read More

47th Annual Meeting - Rethinking Asia's Challenges at the Crossroads of the Silk Road

ADB's 47th Annual Meeting, held in Astana from 2 to 5 May, saw much discussion on connectivity, innovation, and the need to keep up with the demands of a changing Asia and Pacific. Read More


Thailand recently crossed into upper middle-income status, with the aspiration of progressing to a higher-income status. Economic growth, however, has been slower and more variable since the late 1990s due to global economic shocks, natural disasters, sociopolitical tensions, and relatively low investment.

With its position and size as the second largest economy in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), Thailand can play a significant role in promoting regional cooperation and integration.

ADB support will respond to the government’s particular interest in ADB expertise to help catalyze knowledge, leverage private sector finance, and promote regional cooperation and integration.

Fast Facts

64.62 (2013)
Population in millions

0.4% (2008-2013)
Average annual population growth rate

13.2% (2011)
Population living below the national poverty line

Proposed Projects

There are no proposed projects at this time.

ADB Lending

Amount ($M) / %
Sector (No. of loans)
412.21 / 6.43
Agriculture (10)
160.72 / 2.51
Education (5)
2,313.35 / 36.09
Energy (35)
1,044.50 / 16.30
Finance (12)
500.00 / 7.80
Health (1)
90.46 / 1.41
Industry and Trade (3)
1.38 / 0.02
Multisector (1)
1,291.60 / 20.15
Transport and ICT (18)
595.00 / 9.28
Water Supply (9)
6,409.22 / 100.00
TOTAL (94)
Cumulative as of 31 December 2013