Asian Development Bank and Thailand: Fact Sheet
Updated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides social and economic indicators on Thailand as well as concise information on ADB's operations in the country and contact information.
With its strategic geopolitical position and significance as the second largest economy in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Thailand plays a major role in promoting regional cooperation and integration. Having attained upper middleincome status, the country aspires to reach higher-income status within the next 2 decades.
Since joining ADB as a founding member in 1966, Thailand has received $6.5 billion for 273 loans, grants, and technical assistance projects, with the greatest share of funding going to the energy sector (36%), followed by transport and communications (20%); finance (16%); and water supply, sanitation, and waste management (9%). Out of the total, ADB has provided 3 grant projects worth $7.0 million and 183 technical assistance projects worth $71.0 million.