Publications

Isra News' articles of April 2022

Read news articles of April 2022 from Isra News Agency (in Thai language).

Read news articles of April 2022 published by the Isra News Agency with the support of KAS Thailand (in Thai language): 1) Trang River from above – illegal sand mining causes river in danger; 2) Flooding Bangkok – new Bangkok governor needs to use an integrated approach to flood management; 3) Thailand’s cannabis laws in explanation; 4) Two years of COVID crisis shaking up the status of Social Security scheme.

Isra News' articles of March 2022

Read news articles of March 2022 from Isra News Agency (in Thai language).

Read news articles of March 2022 published by the Isra News Agency with the support of KAS Thailand (in Thai language): 1) Investigate a draft law on the Prevention and Suppression of Torture and Enforced Disappearance Act; 2) Green spaces – the happiness index of Bangkok residents; 3) 3 years of the rice price insurance scheme – why are farmers still in debt?; 4) Proofing the Office of the National Counter Corruption Commission’s standard.

Law Publication Series

By the Office of the Administrative Courts of Thailand

Roles and duties of the administrative courts concern with many law and regulations. To keep up with international standards, the Office of the Administrative Courts of Thailand (OAC) compiled the significant amendments of the administrative acts and published them in a series of law publication, with the support of the KAS in Thailand.

125 Years of Thai Local Administration

Book series in cooperation with the Creative Urban Solution Center and Social Research Institute, Chiang Mai University

Decentralization is the way the central government divides powers among local governance organizations in order to provide public services to the people thoroughly, quickly, as well as meet the problems and needs of the people in each locality. It also provides opportunities for local residents to participate in the election of local leaders to work for them including easier monitoring the work of the leaders.

Media Usage and Contribution of Civil Society for Democracy

E-learning course material

The KAS in cooperation with the the College of Local Administration (COLA) at Khon Kaen University (KKU) published the textbook in addition to the already existing e-learning platform about "Media Usage and Contribution of Civil Society for Democracy"

Europe in Review

After charting geopolitical currents and constitutional dynamics in Asia for more than four years with the Asia in Review, and encouraged by very positive feedback, CPG and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) in Thailand now present the first issue of the Europe Monthly. This is just one channel of the upcoming Europe in Review platform, which we are fully launching as a pioneering multi-media project early next year.

Guidebook on Thailand’s Decentralization

The Parliamentary Committee on Decentralization, Local Administration, and Special Local Governments of the House of Representatives of Thailand with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Thailand Office publishes this guidebook aiming at supporting academic work on local administration and decentralization in Thailand as well as local participation and people’s voting rights. Focus in this publication is therefore dissemination of the knowledge about the concept, principles, and different steps of decentralization processes in order to encourage a constructive discussion on this topic in Thailand. The contents in the book will also become an academic reference for Thai officials at the national and local levels, members of the House of Representatives and Senate, as well as academics, students, and the general public interested in decentralization policies, good governance, and citizen participation in public policies.

A Decade of PAOs

A Decade of Local Government in Thailand (2010-2020)

The local government system in Thailand has undergone many forms of difficulties since the establishment. Recently, the questions surrounding local government performances, impact on local areas, and people participation especially in the period of no elections have called for closer scrutiny and analysis for future development of local government and national administration in accordance with the national strategy and the constitution.

Enhancing Digital Government Capacity for Local Government Officials

Publication from the COLA's Workshop 2020

In 2020, online applications and computer software have played a more important role in maintaining people’s everyday life during the COVID-19 pandemic. The government agencies had to adjust their operations to meet the needs of the citizens. As an educational institution, COLA initiated a workshop aiming at raising awareness of digital transformation and developing digital capacity, especially among local administrative officials in the northeastern provinces of Thailand.

The New Look of the Public Administration

Publication from the COLA's Seminar Series 2020

In response to the effects of the covid-19 outbreak, COLA initiated a seminar series in order to address new challenges faced by the public administration in Thailand. As an educational institution, COLA intended to disseminate knowledge and discuss with the participants – online and offline – current advancements and adjustments in the fields of public administration, public affairs, and governance that aim to meet the needs of the citizens during this critical time. The goal was to increase the expertise of academics and faculty members so they can further support local communities in the formulation and implementation of public policies that benefit the society as a whole.