The National Institute of Development Administration: NIDA was initiated from an idea of His Majesty the King Rama IX of Thailand and was formally established on April 1, 1966. Its purpose is to serve as a highly advanced educational institute that aims at Development Administration Study in order to develop thought leaders so that they can navigate and pioneer the country and its citizen towards the good direction in line with the global dynamic changes while maintaining moral and ethical values. NIDA provides services covering research services, providing academic advice on public administration, business administration, social and environmental development, language and communication, applied statistics, human resource development, organization development, law, tourism management, communication arts and management innovation, library resources and information technology.

The National Institute of Development Administration: NIDA established NIDA Consulting Center in 1977. It is the first academic consulting center in Thailand. NIDA Consulting Center provides various consulting services and acts as management advisor for many significant projects for governmental entities, state enterprises, private organizations, as well as international organizations, including a number of considerable projects at the national level for many decades. Its performance has been evidenced and well-accepted by a lot of organizations using the services on their projects. NIDA Consulting Center also acts as a coordinator for the comprehensive outcome to meet requirements of each organization individually in order that it can be applied in business and administration aspects effectively.