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Aboutdri Pawat

  1. 1. Welcome to … Thailand Development Research Institute
  2. 2. <ul><li>Set up at the initiative of the National Economic and Social Development Board (Planning Agency) </li></ul><ul><li>Started operations in 1984 as Thailand’s first Policy Research Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Registered as a non-profit, non-governmental foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Start-up capital grant provided by CIDA, also initial research support from USAID and institutional support from HIID </li></ul>About TDRI
  3. 3. <ul><li>To conduct and promote policy research </li></ul><ul><li>To establish information center </li></ul><ul><li>To create research network; domestic and international </li></ul><ul><li>To disseminate research results </li></ul><ul><li>To be non-partisan </li></ul>TDRI’s Objectives
  4. 4. TDRI's Organization Chart Council of Trustees Board of Directors President Research Programs & Research Directors (Various Areas) Support Services Directors Finance Information Services Administration Research Staff Support Staff
  5. 5. ( as of January 2007 ) Support Staff ( 32 ) Research Staff ( 79 ) Number of TDRI Staff 29 % 71 % Total Staff ( 111 )
  6. 6. Research Programs <ul><li>Human Resources and Social Development </li></ul><ul><li>International Economic Relations </li></ul><ul><li>Macroeconomic Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Resources and Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Science and Technology Development </li></ul><ul><li>Sectoral Economics </li></ul>Also projects in Transportation, Energy, State-owned Enterprises, Governance , etc.
  7. 7. Level of Research Issues Domestic Regional International
  8. 8. <ul><li>Thai Public Agencies ( 84 . 7 %) </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign Agencies ( 15 . 3 %) </li></ul>Sources of Contract Researches (FY 2007)
  9. 9. <ul><li>Ministry of Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Finance </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Foreign Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Labour </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Public Health </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>National Economic and Social Development Board </li></ul><ul><li>National Economic and Social Advisory Council </li></ul>Thai Public- and Private- Sector Agencie s: Sources of Contract Researches (Cont.)
  10. 10. <ul><li>Office of the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Judiciary </li></ul><ul><li>Thailand Research Fund </li></ul><ul><li>National Research Council of Thailand </li></ul><ul><li>National Health Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Alcohol Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural Futures Trading Commission </li></ul>Thai Public- and Private- Sector Agencie s: Sources of Contract Research (Cont.)
  11. 11. <ul><li>Chulalongkorn University </li></ul><ul><li>Thammasat University </li></ul><ul><li>Kasetsart University </li></ul><ul><li>National Institute of Development Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Chiang Mai University </li></ul><ul><li>Giant International Consultants </li></ul><ul><li>Panya Consultants Co., Ltd. </li></ul><ul><li>Thai Victory Shine Co., Ltd. </li></ul><ul><li>The Consultant of Technology Co., Ltd. </li></ul><ul><li>Transconsult Co., Ltd. </li></ul>Sources of Contract Research (Cont.) Thai Public- and Private- Sector Agencie s:
  12. 12. <ul><li>Asian Development B ank (ADB) </li></ul><ul><li>Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) </li></ul><ul><li>Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) </li></ul><ul><li>East Asian Development Network (EADN) </li></ul><ul><li>Global Development Network (GDN) </li></ul><ul><li>Embassy of Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Developing Economies (IDE), Japan External Trade Organization </li></ul>International Organizations: Sources of Contract Researches (Cont.)
  13. 13. <ul><li>International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Development Studies (IDS) </li></ul><ul><li>United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) </li></ul><ul><li>Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) </li></ul><ul><li>Center for the Study of State and Society (CEDES), Argentina </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Studies in International Relations and Development (CSIRD), India </li></ul><ul><li>Adelaide Research and Innovation, Australia </li></ul>International Organizations: Sources of Contract Researches (Cont.)
  14. 14. Types of Research Projects 1. Basic technical research 2. Policy issues and strategies 3. Planning support projects 4. Regulatory and institutional reforms 5. Collaborative research with foreign organizations
  15. 15. 1. Basic technical research <ul><li>Economic or Technical Model Building </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Training </li></ul>2. Policy issues and strategies <ul><li>Financial Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Investment Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Labor Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Macroeconomic Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty Reduction Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Telecommunication </li></ul><ul><li>Trade Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Health Care </li></ul>
  16. 16. 3. Planning support <ul><li>Housing Development Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial Development Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Manpower Development Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Sectoral Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Social Protection Schemes </li></ul>4. Regulatory and institutional reforms <ul><li>Media System Reform </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational Studies, e.g., Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives </li></ul><ul><li>Reform of Budgetary System </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Interventions to Promote Good Governance </li></ul>
  17. 17. 5. Collaborative research with foreign organizations <ul><li>Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) Logistics Project </li></ul><ul><li>International Financial Architecture, Macroeconomic Volatility and Institutions: the Developing World Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewing the Poverty Impact of Regional Economic Integration in the Greater Mekong Sub-region </li></ul>
  18. 18. Some Recent Research Projects <ul><li>A Project on Drafting Master Plan of Labor (B.E. 2550-2554) </li></ul><ul><li>Performance Assessment of Agricultural Futures Exchange of Thailand </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Deposit-Taking Financial Credit Extension </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of a Case Study Analyzing the Structural Changes in the Poultry Sector over the Past Decade and Its Social Implications </li></ul>2007
  19. 19. Some Recent Research Projects (Cont.) 2007 <ul><li>ASEAN-Australian Development Cooperation Program Regional Economic Policy Support Facility </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural Production and Trade within the Greater Mekong Sub-region </li></ul><ul><li>Study on Transactions with Registered Titled Lands, Laos </li></ul><ul><li>State of the Environment Report 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude of Australian Investors in Thailand </li></ul><ul><li>Reaping Benefits from FTAs (Phase II) </li></ul>
  20. 20. Some Recent Research Projects (Cont.) 2006 <ul><li>Economic and Social Indicators </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines for Setting Foreign Worker Levies </li></ul><ul><li>A Study of An Effective Demand for and Management of Alien Workers in Agriculture, Fisheries and Related Sectors and Construction Sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Macroeconomic and Poverty Impacts of Organic Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>National and Regional Plan </li></ul>
  21. 21. Some Recent Research Projects (Cont.) 2006 <ul><li>Using Survey Data to Measure Impacts of the Universal Health Coverage on Household Expenditures and Poverty Reduction and to Construct Health Equity Indexes </li></ul><ul><li>Required Economic Policy, Social, and Legal Reform and Negotiating Strategy Pertaining to the Planned Accession to the Organization of Economic Co-operations and Development (OECD) </li></ul><ul><li>Survey of Statistics and Literatures on Agricultural Production and Capability of Thailand </li></ul>
  22. 22. Some Recent Research Projects (Cont.) 2006 <ul><li>Improvement of Court of Justice Management: Case of Retirement Extension for Judges </li></ul><ul><li>The Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) Consultative Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Towards BIMSTEC- Japan Comprehensive Economic Cooperation (CEC) : Thailand Perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Ways and Means to Reduce and Remedy Adverse Effects of FTAs and Increase Competitiveness of Thailand’s Agricultural Sector </li></ul>
  23. 23. Some Recent Research Projects (Cont.) 2006 <ul><li>Mechanism for Environmental and Health Impact Mitigation </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines for Environmental Management Plan Implementation 2007-2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Public Television for Children and Families </li></ul><ul><li>Service and Investment Liberalization in ASEAN-EU FTA </li></ul><ul><li>Public Service Broadcasting Bill </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation of the WTO Watch </li></ul>
  24. 24. Some Recent Research Projects (Cont.) <ul><li>Asia Cooperative Strategy Project: Thailand Country Paper </li></ul><ul><li>Development and Enhancement of Reach of and Access to Basic Social Security of the Elderly </li></ul><ul><li>GMS Logistics Project </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying Important Research Topics on International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment </li></ul><ul><li>Impact of Alcohol Tax on Alcohol Prices and Consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Pro-poor Tourism in the GMS Region </li></ul>2006
  25. 25. Some Recent Research Projects (Cont.) <ul><li>Reaping Benefits from Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Audit: Local Tools for Poverty Reduction and Local Empowerment in Thailand </li></ul><ul><li>The Studies of Industrial Tariff Restructuring </li></ul><ul><li>A Study of New Town Development and Area Development (Economic) </li></ul><ul><li>A Study of the Industrial Restructuring Policy with an Emphasis on Energy Utilization </li></ul><ul><li>Study on the US Government Procurement System </li></ul>2006
  26. 26. Activities/Services <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Seminars/Policy dialogue/Business forum </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Audio-visual documentary </li></ul><ul><li>Dissemination of TDRI research results: print and electronic publications </li></ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Others, i.e., conference supports </li></ul>
  27. 27. Dissemination of Research Results <ul><li>Seminar/Public Dialogue/Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Published Documents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Monograph </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working Paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Periodical/Serials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy Brief </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report/Offprint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspaper Article </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Electronic Publications (http://www.info.tdri.or.th) </li></ul>

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