ADB-Thailand Partnership Strategy

ADB's country partnership strategy (CPS), 2013-2016 for Thailand is closely aligned with the country's medium-term development framework and longer-term goals. It focuses on Thailand’s key development challenges, including productivity and competitiveness, regional equity and inclusive growth, environmentally sustainable development, and regional cooperation and integration. ADB will help leverage public and private sector financing and deliver innovative knowledge solutions to accelerate and maximize development effectiveness.

The goal of the CPS is to assist Thailand in achieving inclusive and sustainable rapid economic growth, leading to reduced inequality and higher income status. The partnership will be based on three strategic pillars.

  • Knowledge advancement and innovation
  • Support for private sector development
  • Facilitation of regional cooperation and integration

These strategic pillars will be operationalized through four program areas.

  • Infrastructure development
  • Finance sector development
  • Environmentally sustainable development
  • Regional cooperation and integration initiatives

Human resource development, good governance, and gender equity will be mainstreamed into ADB operations and activities.

The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.