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.