Digital Economy Policy: The Case Example of Thailand

Rumana Bukht, Richard Heeks

Research output: Working paper


Level of development of digital economy policy and governance varies widely within countries of the global South. One country in which it has been significantly developed is Thailand, which has both dedicated policies and governance structures for the digital economy. This paper provides a largely descriptive overview of these. It reviews the current Digital Economy Plan and also some of its predecessor plans and policies. It explains the structural underpinning seen in recent creation of a new Ministry of Digital Economy and Society; and reviews the content of planned legislative changes. Following a short review of specific issues with digital infrastructure, the paper provides a brief analytical commentary.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationManchester
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameDIODE Working Papers
PublisherCentre for Development Informatics

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global Development Institute


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