With a GNI per capita of $7,260 in 2019, Thailand has joined the ranks of upper-middle income countries. However, aside from covid-19, there are still many issues that need to be addressed to achieve sustained social and economic development: making industries more competitive, introducing measures for an aging population, and dealing with environmental problems and climate change. In addition, there are several issues common throughout the ASEAN region, such as strengthening ASEAN connectivity, narrowing the development gap, and also adapting to survive in with/post covid-19 era.
JICA focuses on three priority areas in Thailand: "Sustainable development of the economy and coping with a maturing society", "Coping with common issues in ASEAN countries", and "Providing support for Third Countries". In order to intensify international competitiveness, JICA continues to assist development of infrastructure, and supports development of human resources for industries which can contribute to enhancing productivity, and to creating value-added goods and services. In terms of the environment, JICA supports various efforts at local and national level, and also cooperates with Thailand to address climate change. In addition to these activities, JICA continues efforts with Thailand to tackle problems related to development, such as the ageing issue.
|November 25, 2021||Procurement of Medical Supplies for The Project on Seamless Health and Social Services Provision for Elderly Persons|
|October 20, 2021||Relay Message from Volunteers and Counterpart [Vol. 8 Mr. Toshiyuki OKUI]|
|October 19, 2021||[Technical Cooperation Projects] S-TOP Second Online Training: Policy on Long-term Care and Living-Support for Older Adults|
|October 6, 2021||Relay Message from Volunteers and Counterpart [Vol. 7 Mr. Makoto II]|
|November 25, 2020||Support through the JICA-funded “LEAP” (Private Sector Investment Finance): Provision of Blue Loans to combat ocean pollution in Asian countries|
|November 5, 2020||Satellite technology making life more convenient in developing countries: Promoting CORS utilization improves infrastructure development and autonomous vehicles|
|September 30, 2020||Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with the Kingdom of Thailand: Supporting the promotion of mountain road tunnel project|
|September 2, 2020||Support for building a new supply chain in Thailand that looks beyond COVID-19|
|March 31, 2020||Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Thailand: Contributing to the production of practical and innovative engineers by introducing KOSEN education|