PDI Global
[ Village Development Partnership ]


The mission of PDI is to assist local institutions worldwide to improve the quality of life of rural poor by initiating integrated health, community development, educational, and environmental conservation projects.


1) Integrated Community Development through the Village Development Partnership
2) Reproductive Health
3) Population and Environment
4) HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care (including Positive Partnerships)
5) Tsunami Relief and Reconstruction
6) NGO Sustainability


Each of these program areas places a strong emphasis on local participation, nurturing the belief that local people are best suited to shape and sustain their own development. In this regard, village communities are not only the beneficiaries, but also planners, managers and leaders. PDI also supports institution-building with local partner organizations. The model utilized by PDI is the Village Development Partnership (VDP), which is a serious endeavor to eradicate poverty by partnering a rural village with a sponsoring company or organization. It addresses development in the five key areas: community empowerment, income generation, education, environmental promotion, and health.


Chairman: Mr. Mechai Viravaidya

President: Mr. Wilas Techo

Director and Treasurer: Dr. Thomas D'Agnes


  1. Dr.Malcolm Potts
    Bixby Professor,School of Public Health, University of California Berkley, U.S.A.
  2. Dr. Thomas D' Agnes, DDS
    Former Director USAID, Lao, P.D.R.
  3. Wilas Lohitkul
    Executive Director, Population and Community Development Association, Thailand
  4. Rolf Von Bueren
    Chairman Lotus Arts de Vivre, Thailand
  5. Christopher Blakeley
    Partner Partner at Social Investors Partners, Switzerland
  6. Krisada Saengchaiwutthikun
    Owner and General Manager, Eco & Icon Co. Ltd.,Thailand
  7. John Galantic
    CEO Chanel, U.S.A.>
  8. Assoc. Prof. Waranuch Pitiphat, Ph.D.
    Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry Khon Kaen University Thailand
  9. Pichai Chuensuksawadi
    Former Chairman of the Bangkok Post Chairman of Bangkok Post Foundation Bangkok, Thailand>
  10. Chaipatr Srivisarvacha
    Chairman of Seamico Public Co., Ltd. Bangkok, Thailand

501(c)(3) STATUS

Population and Development International is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) and is fully compliant with all rules and regulations. Please visit the PDI Guidestar profile for more information, and the 2009 Form 990 filed with the IRS is available here. (2007 Form 990 is available here).


PDI USA Office
Population and Development International
c/o Dr. Thomas D'Agnes - Treasurer
284 Ilikaa Place
Kailua, Hawaii 96734
United States of America

Email: tdagnes@gmail.com


PDI Bangkok Office
6 Sukhumvit Soi 12
Klongtoey Bangkok 10110
Phone: +(66)2-229-4611
Fax: +(66)2-229-4632


Youth democracy team learning about water storage and sanitation


Income Generation Key to Long Term Sustainability


PDI is a 501(C)(3) organization based in the United States committed to eradicating poverty worldwide