A Decade of Change: From the Urban Community Development Office (UCDO) to the Community Organizations Development Institute (CODI) in Thailand. Series Working Paper 12.
This is one of ten case studies that were part of an IIED research programme on \"Urban Poverty Reduction Programmes: Lessons of Experience\". The research was undertaken with support from DFID and from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
This paper describes the experiences of the Urban Community Development Office (UCDO) in Thailand in addressing poverty and how this fed into a new institution within which its programmes became integrated - the Community Organizations Development Institute (CODI). This new institute brought together the work of UCDO and of the Rural Development Fund and so works to reduce poverty in both rural and urban areas.