Democratic Governance

  • 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.

  • Handbook on Steps to a Sustainable Community Business DevelopmentHandbook on Steps to a Sustainable Community Business Development​The handbook, developed in corporation with the Faculty of Communication Science, Prince of Songkla University, Pattani Campus, presents community business initiatives and demonstrates comprehensive 11 steps (step by step) to achieve sustainable community business developments ranging from product/package development to community contributions, from suitable pricing strategy to market access/development, and from standard GMP to business management.

  • STEPs to PEACESTEPs to PEACESTEPs to Peace is a proceedings of the Southern Thailand Empowerment and Participation (STEP) Project Symposium: STEPs to Peace organized by the Institute for Peace Studies (IPS), Prince of Songkla University (PSU) on 20 August at the International Convention Centre in Hat Yai District of Sonkhla.

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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