Technical Cooperation 

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) provides bilateral technical cooperation with Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam (CLMV) to support human resource development in areas of banking and financial sector through various capacity building programs, including study visits, training courses, speaker supports, scholarships at master and doctoral levels, and secondment programs at the BOT.

The cooperation covers a wide range of topics, ranging from macroeconomic management, financial market development, capital flows and foreign exchange management, banking supervision, payment system development and financial technology, and central banking operations such as central banks' risk management and banknote management, etc.


The IMF Capacity Development Office in Thailand (CDOT) was founded in 2012. The main objective of the CDOT is to provide technical supports and human resource development program for the neighboring countries, namely Cambodia, Lao P.D.R., Myanmar, and Vietnam, as well as countries in the Asia-Pacific so as to support the economic transition and sustainable economic growth of the region.

The CDOT provides technical supports and human resource development activities in areas such as public financial management, monetary and foreign exchange operations, government finance statistics, external sector statistics, and macroeconomic management. The core donors of CDOT are the government of Japan and the BOT. CDOT's executives from the IMF, including coordinator, resident advisors, and short-term experts. In addition, there are employees of the BOT working as secondment.

In addition to supporting the location of the CDOT’s office, the BOT supports the operations of CDOT in other ways including providing technical cooperation through training courses and encourage its staffs to share their knowledge and experiences that are beneficial to the central bank's operations.     

CDOT was formerly known as “IMF’s Technical Assistance Office for the Lao P.D.R. and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (TAOLAM)”, when its first established, before the name was changed to “IMF Capacity Development Office in Thailand (CDOT)” in September 2018 to better reflect its mission.

The BOT in collaboration with the Thai Bankers' Association (TBA) has organized the "CLMVT Bankers' Leadership Program" every year since 2017. The program serves as a platform for high-level executives in the financial sector from Cambodia, Lao P.D.R., Myanmar, Vietnam, and Thailand (CLMVT) to share and learn from each other's experiences, especially issues on building and designing a dynamic financial system to foster and nurture sustainable growth of the fast-growing CLMVT sub-region. The enhanced networking between high-level executives would also support greater financial connectivity as well as economic cooperation in this region.

Additional Information

Facebook: CLMVT Bankers' Leadership Program

International Cooperation