Regional and Rural
Development Planning

Improve the Quality of Life in Rural Poverty

About RRDP

Regional and Rural Development Planning (RRDP) academic program focuses on rural poverty, improvement of the quality of life and social and economic development. Practice oriented rural-regional planning is carried out regularly at district and sub-district levels following a participatory and integrated approach. Attention is paid to management of development institutions, infrastructure and resources. Sectoral and spatial planning is equally emphasized along with the management of rural development programs and local development projects to strengthen rural communities for sustainable development.

POVERTY
PLANNING
GOVERNANCE

Application open

for August 2020 Semester

Research Areas

International development, agricultural development, Non-governmental organizations, Rural-urban relations, Regional planning etc.

Course Highlight

The curriculum offered by the RRDP program includes courses in

Course ID Course Title Status Credit(s) Semester
Rural and Regional Development
Required
3 (3-0)
August
Agricultural Development Planning
Elective
3 (3-0)
August
Demographic analysis, policies and contemporary issues
Elective
3 (2-2)
August
Introduction to Development and Sustainability
Required
2 (2-0)
August
Introduction to Research Design
Required
3 (3-0)
August
Introduction to Quantitative Analysis
Elective
2 (1-2)
August
Community Development Planning
Elective
3 (3-0)
January
NGO Management, Policy and Development Administration
Elective
3 (3-0)
January
Project Planning and Management
Elective
2 (2-3)
January
Rural and Regional Planning Workshop
Required
3 (3-0)
January
Quantitative Methods I
Elective
2 (1.5-1.5)
January
Quantitative Methods II
Elective
2 (1.5-1.5)
January
Qualitative Research Methods
Elective
2 (1-3)
January
Socio-ecological Systems Approach and Adaptive Governance
Elective
1 (1-0)
InterSem

The courses are structured and offered sequentially to enrich theoretical and conceptual learning of the students followed by methods and techniques and application through planning workshop course as well as in thesis research. 

WE ARE CONCERN ON POVERTY ANALYSIS, CONCEPTS AND PROCESSES OF RURAL AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLANNING, AND MORE

Study with Us to Improve the Quality of Life in Rural Poverty

Career Opportunities

Job opportunities for graduates cover many areas of regional and rural development planning focusing on poverty alleviation, rural institutions, community participation, regional planning and project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation at international, national and local levels both for government and non-governmental organizations. There is a high demand for RRDP graduates particularly in developing countries for professional practices, teaching, research and consulting activities.

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Asst.Prof. Thi Phouc Lai Nguyen
Sociology of the Environment
Assistant Professor
Chair, Environment and Sustainable Development

Program: Environment and Sustainable Development, Regional and Rural Development Planning

Email: phuoclai@ait.ac.th

Contact: (+66) 2-254-6670

Room Number: W249, SERD Building


Area of Expertise
Sociology of the Environment
Asst.Prof. Sylvia Szabo
Climate-sensitive development, demography
Assistant Professor

Program: Regional and Rural Development Planning

Email: sylviaszabo@ait.ac.th

Contact: (+66) 2-254-5696

Room Number: E201, SERD Building


Area of Expertise
Climate-sensitive development, demography
Assoc.Prof. Mokbul Morshed Ahmad
International Development
Associate Professor
Chair

Program: Regional And Rural Development Planning

Email: morshed@ait.ac.th

Contact: (+66) 2-254-5664

Room Number: E203, SERD Building


Area of Expertise
International Development

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