Public Governance and Transformations in Thailand: A Policy Framework towards Sustainable Development
Pairote Pathranarakul (National Institute of Development Administration)
Chaiyanant Panyasiri (Siam University)
Sustainable Development (SD) is a paradigm of maintaining a delicate balance between fulfilling human needs and aspirations and preserving natural resources and ecosystems for our future generations. Nowadays, the United Nations’ seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been announced as a global-scale effort to create a common set of development goals for every country. As one of leading countries in Asia-pacific, Thailand has recently rolled out nation-wide new development model called “Thailand 4.0” in order to ensure sustainability and global competitiveness of the country. The essential elements of this agenda are focused on a “sustainable growth and development” with long-term vision on security, prosperity, and sustainability. Upon this rationale, the main objectives of this paper are to illustrate the shifting of public administration in Thai public sector towards a more responsive governance model and to provide a policy framework in transforming Thai public sector that enable the country’s stable path to sustainable development. In order to become successful with this agenda of Thailand 4.0 and to comply with the UN’s SDGs of the new millennium, there are certain forms and patterns of new governance concepts for Thailand to be strengthened. In addition, the theoretical discussion in this paper will be exemplified by the real case in current public governance in Thailand.
Theme A: Public Sector Transformations
Institutional and Policy Innovations and Reforms towards Sustainable Development