Thailand Development Research Institute

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The Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) is a non-profit non-government Thai policy think tank focused on social and economic development issues. The Institute has 6 major research programs: Human Resources and Social Development, International Economic Relations, Macroeconomic Policy, Natural Resources and Environment, Science and Technology Development, and Sectoral Economics.

The Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) was established as a public policy research institute in 1984. Its legal form is that of a private non-profit foundation. It provides technical analysis (mostly but not entirely in economic areas) to various public agencies to help formulate policies to support long-term economic and social development in Thailand.

In line with this central objective, it is mandated to:

  • Conduct policy research;
  • Network extensively with other institutions and individuals engaged in policy research, both in Thailand and abroad; and
  • Disseminate its research results to ensure maximum impact on policy-making.

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