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Thailand International Postgraduate Programme (TIPP) Scholarships 2021/2022 for Study in Thailand

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Thailand International Postgraduate Programme (TIPP) Scholarships 2021/2022 for Study in Thailand

Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) was established on 19 July 1950, originally as a committee to “administer projects relating to President Truman’s initiatives,” and to facilitate technical and economic assistance received from foreign countries.  On 4 May 1963, the Cabinet upgraded the committee to Department of Technical and Economic Cooperation (DTEC.)  From 1972 to 2004, the Department of Technical and Economic Cooperation was part of the Office of the Prime Minister. 
As Thailand gradually shifted its role from receiver to donor of technical and economic assistance and development cooperation, DTEC was transformed into Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) and integrated into the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 17 October 2004.  At present, TICA’s main task is to coordinate Thailand’s development cooperation as well as various economic, social, technical assistance and training courses with countries and international organizations around the world. 

Vision

     To promote efficiency and creativity in Thailand’s development cooperation.

     To foster good relations and sustainable development in the international arena.

     To contribute to the wellbeing of the global community.

Mandate

  1. Administer development cooperation on behalf of the Thai Government with foreign governments/agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations.
  2. Administer assistance to and foster good relations with foreign countries in line with Thailand’s foreign policy.
  3. Coordinate and advice on policy concerning development cooperation. Supervise and integrate, where applicable, aid plans and projects from government agencies, private sector and NGOs.
  4. Coordinate, supervise and build capacity for development cooperation plans and projects from public and private sector. Develop and implement strategies for development cooperation in accordance with Thailand’s foreign policy.
  5. Administer official development assistance through bilateral, regional, and multilateral cooperation. Implement official development assistance according to Thailand’s obligation on development cooperation.
  6. Administer human resources development cooperation and scholarships to foreign countries.
  7. Follow up, assess, and publicize development cooperation projects carried out by public and private sector and NGOs. Advice on further action for development cooperation.
  8. Carry out other tasks as mandated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Cabinet.

Mission, Scope of Work and Objectives

Mission

                TICA’s mission is to advice on government’s policy relating to development cooperation, and to implement bilateral development cooperation projects with foreign countries, inter-governmental organization, regional organization, international NGOs and other relevant international entities.  TICA aims to undertake development cooperation according to the government’s foreign policy, and foster good relations with the foreign countries, especially neighboring countries.

                TICA’s mission also includes supervising Thailand’s multilateral development cooperation strategy and implementation.

Scope of Work

  1. Plan, follow up and assess bilateral and regional development cooperation strategy and projects.
  2. Implement development cooperation projects in accordance with Thailand’s foreign policy and Sufficient Economy Principles (SEP).
  3. Cooperate with the international community through bilateral, trilateral, and multilateral channels with the public sector, private sector and NGOs.
  4. Administer human resource development projects and grant scholarships/training courses/study trips to developing countries.
  5. Update and integrate database on Thailand’s development cooperation from different government agencies.
  6. Facilitate administrative matters relating to development projects such as tax privileges and exemptions, supervise budget spending in development projects abroad, as well as supervise foreign official development assistance spending for Thailand.
  7. Carry out other tasks as required by the Thai government.

Objectives 

  1. Contribute to Thailand’s security by maintaining good relations with other governments. Generate positive attitude towards Thailand and foster good people-to-people relations.
  2. Promote sustainability and sustainable development in other countries by sharing best practices, especially those concerning the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (SEP).
  3. Help Thailand’s public sector and civil society to operate at the international standard in development cooperation. Build on Thailand’s experience in working with development partners and international organizations, as well as to internalizing such experience for further development within Thailand. 
  4. Strengthen Thailand’s status as emerging donor and partner for development, as well as Thailand’s role as center for learning and sharing good practices on sustainable development in the international arena.
  5. Synergize contributions and expertise from every sector to advance Thailand’s development cooperation undertakings.

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