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

Executive Director and President: Mr. Hakan Skoglund

Treasurer: Mr. Gerald Blakeley III, The Blakeley Foundation

Dr. Malcolm Potts, Professor, University of California at Berkeley
Dr. Roger Short, Professor, Melbourne University
Dr. Thomas D'Agnes, Professor (ret.), University of Southern California
Mr. Wilas Lohitkul, Executive Director, Population & Community Development Assoc.
Mr. Curt Clawson, CEO, Hayes-Lemmerz International
Mr. Joe Hafey, President Emeritus, Population Health Institute
Mr. Rolf Van Buren, Chairman, Lotus Arts Devivre Group
Ms. Carmencita Abella, President, Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation
Mr. Christopher Blakeley, Consultant, Social Investor Services
Mr. Krisada Saengchaiwutthikun, Owner and General Manager, Eco & Icon Co. Ltd.
Mr. John Galantic, CEO, Chanel USA

Senior Advisor on Microfinance: Dr. Jaime Aristotle B. Alip, Founder, CARD MRI

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 Jerry Blakeley - Treasurer
2057 Oyster Harbors
Osterville, MA 02655
United States of America

Email: jerry@pdi-global.org


PDI Bangkok Office
6 Sukhumvit Soi 12
Klongtoey Bangkok 10110
Phone: +(66)2-229-4611
Fax: +(66)2-229-4632
Contact person: Mr. Hakan Skoglund

Email: hakan@mechaifoundation.org


Youth democracy team learning about water storage and sanitation


Income Generation Key to Long Term Sustainability

All general inquiries can be sent to pdiglobal1@gmail.com


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