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.
|February 2, 2023||Procurement of Equipment for The Project for Development of the Duckweed Holobiont Resource Values Towards Thailand BCG Economy|
|February 1, 2023||JICA Thailand Office is currently recruiting a national staff (Accounting, 2-year term)|
|January 25, 2023||Message from the Chief Representative|
|October 6, 2022||TICA's FFT volunteers Introduction session at JICA Head Quarters and Signing ceremony of Partnership Arrangement between JICA and TICA|
|June 17, 2022||The Handover Ceremony of Laboratory and Cold Chain Equipment for Strengthening the National Laboratory System and Infectious Diseases Institute, under JICA Technical Cooperation Projects in Responding to COVID-19, from the Government of Japan, procured by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).|
|November 10, 2022||Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Thailand: Support for capacity building for property valuation operations|
|October 3, 2022||Signing of a loan agreement for the Project for promoting financial inclusion of low-income population in Thailand (Private Sector Investment and Finance)|
|September 12, 2022||Special Advisor Dr. Kitaoka Delivers "JICA Chair Special Lecture" in Thailand|
|May 20, 2022||Signing of Grant Agreement with Thailand: Contributing to resilient health systems through improved border measures|
|May 6, 2022||Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Thailand: Contributing to COVID-19 crisis response in Thailand through providing budget support|