The Luxembourgish and Thai development cooperation agencies LuxDev and TICA joined forces today to deepen and widen the existing technical cooperation between Thailand and Luxembourg. Luxembourg firmly believes in the potential of South-South and triangular cooperation to act as an accelerator and multiplier of sustainable development. Such country-led collaborations are an effective tool to share knowledge, skills and successful initiatives between like-minded partners.
Based on the mutual needs and interests identified during a joint mission to Lao PDR in November 2019, LuxDev and TICA signed a Letter of Understanding with a specific focus on human resource development and the ambition to establish a long-term collaborative partnership. As a first concrete step, the agencies agreed to combine their respective and complementary technical expertise in the area of public health. Recognized worldwide for the quality of its own healthcare services and system, Thailand is considered to be a natural partner in this regard.
The collaboration between LuxDev and TICA will also seek to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of projects and programs in the fields of local and rural development as well as technical and vocational education and training (TVET).