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NIDA’s Planning Division was founded over 30 years ago dating back to 1970s. The chronological account of the Division since then is as follows:  

               In 1977, the Institute’s Research Section was established in order to assume responsibility for:  

                                1.  Gathering and analyzing information related to the operation of the Institute.  

                                2. Collecting and devising the Institute’s development plan, tracing the implementation in accord with the plan, and compiling a report. 

                                3. Analyzing the performance system and internal work unit control system as well as setting up the administrative data system.

                                4. Providing other NIDA work units with advice related to research, data analysis originated from administration, as well as academic and practical support.  

                                At the time, the Research Section was directly supervised by the Vice President for Administration and Development. 


                In 1988, or around ten years later, the Research Section of the Institute was promoted and became the Planning Division under the supervision of the President Office. This work unit turned to be the epicenter of the Institute’s policy and planning system. It was directly responsible for drawing up plans, setting budget, monitoring, and evaluating the performance result in compliance with the plan. The Division was also responsible for the database system for the Institute’s administration. The Planning Division consisted of the following five sections.        

                                1. Plan and Budget Analysis Section

                                2. Institute’s Research Section

                                3. Master Plan Formulation Section

                                4. Foreign Relations Section

                                5. General Administrative Section


                In 1991, the Division was transformed into the Foreign Relations Section mainly responsible for reports and dissemination of information.  


                In 1993, as a result of the internal restructuring, the Section was changed and became a department comprising six departments as follows:

                                1. Plan Analysis and Coordination Department

                                2. Institute’s Research Department

                                3. Budget Analysis Department

                                4. Master Plan Department

                                5. Report and Evaluation Department

                                6. General Administration Department


                In 1999, the Report and Evaluation Department was changed into the Education Quality Assurance Department.  


                In 2003, the Budget Analysis Department was transformed and became the Budget Analysis and Evaluation Department.  The Department carried out the following missions:

                                1. Develop a policy and plan management system as a guideline for implementation.

                                2. Analyze, allocate, and develop the budget system to ensure that the Institute’s performance successfully meets its target.   

                                3. Plan and allocate land and buildings to support the Institute’s implementation. 

                                4. Develop the system and mechanics in assuring the quality of the Institute’s implementation in accord with its mission  

                                5. Devise a database system; collect/ retain IT data; and conduct studies/analyses/research for consideration and decision-making of NIDA’s Administration.


                In 2008, NIDA’s Administration had a policy for the President Office to adjust NIDA structure for a more effective system and practical approach. The policy accentuated a one-stop service, thereby reducing redundant workflow and complicated lines of command. In addition, the government agencies, at the time, needed to adjust their organization to serve modern administration which primarily focused on effective strategies. In this regard, the Institute had to be able to convey its vision, missions, and strategic plans down to its work units and personnel. By this means, all would be properly aligned in the same direction. For that reason, the Institute’s policy and plan formulation required effective mechanisms in systematically supervising, monitoring, and assessing its performance for a useful feedback. In addition, all organizations faced changes from both internal and external factors as well as competitiveness in terms of quality. As a result, it was imperative for NIDA to adjust its structure so that it could cope with the quality development policy in a continuous manner. Such improvement was extremely important for the Institute to raise its standard of competence so that it was ready to adapt to any change and to adjust its roles to assume responsibility for research and development.

                NIDA Board of Regents, in its Meeting No. 4/2008 Council dated 28 July 2008, had a resolution to reorganize the President Office and according to the Board’s Announcement on Administration in the President Office of NIDA dated 1 September 2008, the Planning Division was divided into six sections as follows:   

                                1. Strategy Management Section

                                2. Budget Section

                                3. Research and Development Section

                                4. Education Quality Assurance System Development Section

                                5. Risk Management Section

                                6. Administrative and General Affairs Section

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Planning Division,

Prince Naradhip Bongsprabandha Building , 7th Floor
National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA)

118 Serithai Road, KlongChan,

Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240, THAILAND
Tel: 02 727 3000 Ext. 3350-3362

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