Results of ADB-supported Operations: Thailand

Over the past 3 decades, Thailand has become one of the most dynamic and diversified economies in Southeast Asia. The country’s solid economic growth, financial stability, and significant gains in reducing poverty have contributed to its emergence as a middle-income country.

ADB’s partnership with Thailand seeks to strengthen the country’s competitiveness in the global economy by removing constraints to greater productivity and creating a more conducive environment for private sector investment. The strategic development areas of the partnership include infrastructure, the capital market, and environmentally sustainable growth.

Development Outputs from ADB-Supported Projects in Thailand, 2004-2012

As of 31 December 2012 Download Excel file

Sector/Output Outputs Delivered
Education
Teachers trained (number) 579
Students benefiting from school improvement programs or direct support (number) 5,621
Energy
Installed energy generation capacity (megawatt equivalent) 1,434
Transport
National highways and provincial, district, and rural roads built or upgraded (kilometers) 802
Beneficiaries from road projects (number) 14,015,038

The table includes projects completed during the period, and funded by ADB's ordinary capital resources and/or the Asian Development Fund, cofinanciers, and the government. The outputs presented are limited to ADB's core sectors, as defined under Strategy 2020 and tracked through indicators in the ADB Results Framework. ADB monitors progress on these outputs in the annual Development Effectiveness Review. The numbers represent the sum of outputs and beneficiaries of individual projects. Therefore, the beneficiary numbers reported under education—teachers trained, and students benefitting from school improvement programs or direct support—include those who benefited from more than one project.

Source: ADB project completion reports

Teachers trained between 2004-2012: 579

The number of teachers or professors trained over the duration of the project as a result of the project, both pre-service in order to become teachers; and in-service, for teachers to acquire or improve their teaching capacity. Teachers refer to those employed in formal primary, secondary, and tertiary education.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
27049-013: Higher Education Development Project Loan 1699 28-Sep-99 21-Aug-06 Highly successful / successful 579
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.
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Students benefiting from school improvement programs or direct support between 2004-2012: 5,621

Students benefiting from (i) school improvement programs (at the end of the project); or (ii) having received direct support through scholarships, feeding, or similar programs (total number over the duration of the project). School improvement programs include civil works and provision of equipment or furniture.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
27049-013: Higher Education Development Project Loan 1699 28-Sep-99 21-Aug-06 Highly successful / successful 5,621
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.
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Installed energy generation capacity between 2004-2012: 1,434 megawatt equivalent

The indicator, given in megawatt (MW) equivalent is the total incremental generating capacity of a generation project. This may be power sourced from renewable technology or from conventional sources e.g., oil, coal, or large hydro. A project may involve construction of a new power plant or simply acquisition of an asset, e.g., the private sector acquiring a government-owned coal plant. This includes the MW-equivalent capacity of additional heating supply as well as hydrocarbon-based energy added through production or additional import capacity. Energy export is excluded from Level 2 measurement as it does not add to the energy resources of a country.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
37904-014: BLCP Power Private Sector 2016/7185 12-Nov-03 28-Feb-08 Highly successful 1,434
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.
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National highways and provincial, district, and rural roads built or upgraded between 2004-2012: 802 kilometers

Length of open access road networks built or upgraded in km (without full access control). "Upgrading" includes all activity to restore a degraded road to originally intended design capacity (repair/rehabilitation) and to improve on its design capacity (e.g. by widening). Upgrading does not cover road signage (only).

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
28334: Second Regional Roads Sector Project Loan 1391 29-Sep-95 30-Sep-04 Highly successful / successful 387
26242: Regional Roads (Sector) Project Loan 1306 19-Jul-94 20-Feb-04 Highly successful / successful 415
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.

Beneficiaries from road projects between 2004-2012: 14,015,038

Includes all beneficiaries defined by reports and recommendations of the President or project completion reports as beneficiaries of roads constructed or upgraded; generally those in the vicinity of the road or in the project area. Beneficiaries of railway projects are not included.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
28334: Second Regional Roads Sector Project Loan 1391 29-Sep-95 30-Sep-04 Highly successful / successful 3,008,523
26242: Regional Roads (Sector) Project Loan 1306 19-Jul-94 20-Feb-04 Highly successful / successful 11,006,515
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.

Solar energy generating facilities built in Ayutthaya as part of the ADB-supported Bangchak Solar Power Project help increase Thailand’s supply of clean energy from renewable sources.