Democratic Governance

  • Sources of Expertise for Thailand's Best Practices in Development Vol. 2This publication provides an overview and some examples of Thailand’s areas of expertise and development achievements (Volume 1), as well as providing and evidence-based resource mapping of national institutions in the country, called “Sources of Expertise for Thailand’s Best Practices in Development” (Volume 2). We also appreciate the efforts of the Kenan Institute Asia in collecting, analyzing and summarizing Thailand’s varied and extensive development experiences.

  • SocialCapital-Based Development Plan and Budget Allocation ManualSocialCapital-Based Development Plan and Budget Allocation ManualOne of the objectives of the STEP project is to assist in strengthening local governments by means of public participation through the process of a social capital-based development plan to create operational guidelines for the actual operators with the localities to make use of these tools and approaches with effectiveness and efficiency. The instrument is also strategically aimed at providing strength for local communities, inspiring each and every member to be able to stand on their own and continue developing regardless of upcoming incidents.

  • Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Development Guideline  -การลดความเสี่ยงจากภัยพิบัติสู่การพัฒนาที่ยั่งยืนDisaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Development Guideline -การลดความเสี่ยงจากภัยพิบัติสู่การพัฒนาที่ยั่งยืนThis Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Development Guideline (in Thai การลดความเสี่ยงจากภัยพิบัติสู่การพัฒนาที่ยั่งยืน) focuses on bridging DRR concepts with mainstream development initiatives as well as highlighting how DRR is relevant to specific development sector and providing examples on which activities within these line sectors constitute DRR.

  • ANTI-CORRUPTION STRATEGIES: UNDERSTANDING WHAT WORKS, WHAT DOESN’T AND WHY? Lessons learned from the Asia-Pacific regionANTI-CORRUPTION STRATEGIES: UNDERSTANDING WHAT WORKS, WHAT DOESN’T AND WHY? Lessons learned from the Asia-Pacific regionThis report explains the internal and external forces for the development of national anti-corruption strategies in the region. It also tries to identify common pitfalls at different stages of developing and implementing anti-corruption strategies, and provides recommendations to help countries develop effective anti-corruption strategies based on evidence.

  • Disaster Risk Management Glossary of Terms Disaster Risk Management Glossary of Terms This newly published Disaster Risk Management Glossary of Terms aims to address this very fundamental problem in promoting disaster risk management/ disaster risk reduction in Thailand. This Glossary will be central to the contemporary understanding and evolving practice of disaster risk management/ disaster risk reduction in Thailand, and will ensure that common definitions are clear across sectors and stakeholders, in turn, promoting more effective disaster risk reduction mainstreaming in development.

Our Work - Democratic Governance
Building Capacity


The UNDP-Thailand partnership on democratic governance is targeted at both ends of the democracy spectrum – the decentralized grassroots level and the central national level. At the local level, UNDP supports on-going efforts to promote participatory development planning and decision-making, building capacity for effective implementation of poverty reduction and development programmes, empowering women, and generally works to create a stronger voice for people in local governance.

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