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.

Local Election Guide Book

The publication by the Committee on Local Administration of the House of Representatives

New local election laws recently entered into force in Thailand. The success and the effectiveness of local elections depend on various factors like the respect of the rules, an adequate budget and a fair electoral process, but also a well-informed and engaged population. Therefore, representatives of the local administration as well as all voters need to become more familiar with the new set of legislation before the next elections. This publication, in corporation with the Committee on Local Administration of the House of Representatives of Thailand, presents the concept and the significance of local elections as well as the new procedures.

IPPS Publications 2020

In 2020, the Institute of Public Policy Studies (IPPS) with the support of the KAS implemented two researches and published them. The activities aim at disseminating updated knowledge to decision-makers, legal experts, academicians, university students, as well as general public interested in the issues for their academic reference and further studies.

Problems on the Law Status and Hierarchy by Virtue of the Thai Constitution on the Royal Decree

Final Report

The publication of the Office of the Constitutional Court of Thailand (OCC) supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. in Thailand aims at disseminating the legal academic work concerning the constitutional laws and other issues related to the current constitution. For this publication, the research inside studied the implementation of the “Royal Decree” under the provision of the Thai constitution as well as its problems of the status and legal hierarchy.

General Data Protection Regulation in Thai Version (2nd Printing)

The digital innovations of the last three decades have completely changed our lives. They made the world faster, more effective, and more connected. They offer great opportunities in terms of employment, access to knowledge, and service to the citizens. However, one worrying downside is large-scale personal data collection. Private and public organizations have gained access to various aspects of people’s personal life. Thanks to new information technologies, they started collecting data on individuals’ whereabouts, purchase behavior, health and wealth, social background and community, and even political affinity.

Guidelines on Performance of Administrative Duties

Derived from the 2019 Decisions of the Supreme Administrative Court

The publication of the Office of the Administrative Courts of Thailand (OAC) supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. in Thailand aims at disseminating current case laws deriving from the decisions of the Supreme Administrative Court in the year 2019. The target readers are administrative judges, administrative case officials, administrative agencies as well as government officials. The KAS hopes that this publication will be a useful tool for the officials’ performance development and that it will contribute to reducing the number of administrative disputes.

Khon Kaen Model

A Compilation of Articles and Lessons Learned from the Project

The publication by the College of Local Administration of Khon Kaen University aims to memorialise by recounting the development process to be a smart city of Khon Kaen province which has assembled every unit from governmental offices and private sectors to its citizens in order to actualise the anticipated model. The information is very well compiled by the authors and will be a truly beneficial source to governmental officials, academicians, private sectors, and also the general public for their further studies and researches in the area of smart city establishment.

General Data Protection Regulation in Thai Language

In cooperation with Privacy Thailand which is a civil society organisation working and researching on data protection issue to raise awareness and encourage a development in Thai society, this KAS-supported publication therefore aims to provide knowledge about the GDPR or the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union as a new international standard and a sample tool to citizen’s rights protection for legal officers in state agencies and staff members in business associations in Thailand as well as law students/experts, academicians, media, and general public.