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Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) 2005f
565 Soi Ramkamhaeng 39 (Thepleela 1), Ramkamhaeng Road, Wangthonglang Bangkok 10310, Thailand
tel:66-2 718 5460 fax:66-2 718 5461/2
e-mail:publications@tdri.or.th
URL:http://www.info.tdri.or.th


Organizational Status: Independent NGO, founded in 1984.

General Description: TDRI was established to conduct policy research and disseminate results to the public and private sectors. It was conceived, created, and registered as a nonprofit and nongovernmental foundation. The institution provides technical and policy analysis that supports the formulation of policies with long-term implications for sustaining social and economic development in Thailand. TDRI's objectives are to: (1) conduct and promote policy research; (2) establish an information center; (3) establish appropriate research networks; (4) disseminate research results; and (5) remain nonpartisan. To meet its objectives, TDRI divides its research activities into six major areas: (1) human resources and social development; (2) international economic relations; (3) macroeconomic policy; (4) natural resources and environment; (5) sectoral economics; and (6) science and technology development. The institute also conducts projects on transportation, energy, state-owned enterprises, governance, etc. TDRI projects focus on basic technical research, policy issues and strategies, planning support, and regulatory and institutional reform.

Annual Budget: THB 92 million (2003)

Staff: 120 (74 research, 46 administrative/support)

Executive Officers:
Mr. PANYARACHUN, Anand (Chairman of the Council of Trustees and Board of Directors)
Dr. SUSSANGKARN, Chalongphob (President)

(As of November, 2004)

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