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ICT4D Resources on Thailand

Quick Facts

Total population                                
67.09 million (July 2012 est.)
Literacy rate
98.1% (December 2005) (male = 98.2%; female = 97.9%)
GDP per capita

USD 9,500 (2011 est.)

Computers per 100 inhabitants

26.8 (2007)

Fixed-line telephones per 100 inhabitants

9.67 (2011)

Mobile phone subscribers per 100 inhabitants

113.16 (2011)

Internet users per 100 inhabitants

23.70 (2011)

Domain names registered under '.th'

35,082 (2008)

Broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants

5.38 (2011)

Internet domestic bandwidth
162.93 Gbps (2008)
Internet international bandwidth
26.33 Gbps (2008)
Percentage of population covered by mobile signal
37.77 (2007)

Source: Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2009/2010

Country Profile (OpenNet Initiative)

Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2007/2008

Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2005/2006

Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2003/2004

Electronic Transactions Commission

ICT at a Glance (The World Bank)

ICT in Education (UNESCO)

ITU ICT EYE

Ministry of Information and Communication Technology

National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC)

Public Administration Country Profile (UNPAN)

Software Industry Promotion Agency (SIPA)

General Resources

Country Profile (BBC)

Development Gateway's Country Resources

The Economist's Country Briefing

The World Factbook (CIA)

Resources on E-Co Hub

UN-APCICT releases two publications on Engaged Learning to promote linking classroom learning to development

UN-APCICT releases two publications on Engaged Learning to promote linking classroom learning to development

To advocate the engaged learning across the Asia-Pacific region, UN-APCICT launches two new publications – 1) Engaged Learning Toolkit for Faculty: Using ICTs for Community Development and 2) Engaged Learning Guidebook for Students: Using ICTs for Community Development.

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ASEAN Statistical Yearbook 2014

ASEAN Statistical Yearbook 2014

With the sustained interest of the business and international community in the growth and dynamism of the ASEAN Community, there is an ever-growing and constant demand for statistical information about the region. Whereas statistics would show the distinct and diverse characteristics of the ASEAN Member States in terms of demography, education and health, ASEAN statistics also demonstrate the interconnectedness of the region in trade, foreign direct investment and tourism, among others. Every year, the ASEAN Statistical Yearbook (ASYB) provides the region's latest statistical information on these social and economic indicators. Containing longer data series to facilitate deeper analysis of interrelated issues, this annual publication provides a comprehensive account of the trends and developments in the ASEAN region, as captured in numbers through statistics.

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UN strengthens ICT for inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development  in Asia-Pacific

UN strengthens ICT for inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development in Asia-Pacific

This week the United Nations pledged to broaden the reach of its ICT capacity building programmes and services through the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT).

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UN-APCICT participates in the Fourth Session of ESCAP Committee on Information and Communication Technologies

UN-APCICT participates in the Fourth Session of ESCAP Committee on Information and Communication Technologies

UN-APCICT participates in the Fourth Session of the Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT), held on 14-16 October at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.

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9th Session of UN-APCICT’s Governing Council convenes in Bangkok, Thailand on 15 October 2014

9th Session of UN-APCICT’s Governing Council convenes in Bangkok, Thailand on 15 October 2014

The United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT) will organize the 9th Session of its Governing Council in Bangkok, Thailand on 15 October.

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Social Influence in Mobile Phone Adoption: Evidence from the Bottom of the Pyramid in Emerging Asia

This article attempts to quantitatively measure the various influences on mobile phone adoption at the bottom of the pyramid (BoP) in Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Thailand. Based on an existing theoretical framework, adoption is modeled by fitting a logit model to a large sixcountry dataset. The study finds evidence for the importance of social influence in mobile adoption in two modes: one that exerts pressure on individuals to adopt, and another that helps to generate benefits via social networks that are tied in with economic and business networks. The article elaborates on the resulting social policy implications for using mobile telephone services to fight poverty at the BoP in these and similar countries.

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Using Mobile Phones to Improve Educational Outcomes: An Analysis of Evidence from Asia

Despite improvements in educational indicators, such as enrolment, significant challenges remain with regard to the delivery of quality education in developing countries, particularly in rural and remote regions. In the attempt to find viable solutions to these challenges, much hope has been placed in new information and communication technologies (ICTs), mobile phones being one example. This article reviews the evidence of the role of mobile phone-facilitated mLearning in contributing to improved educational outcomes in the developing countries of Asia by exploring the results of six mLearning pilot projects that took place in the Philippines, Mongolia, Thailand, India, and Bangladesh.

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Looking Ahead: The Development of Information Management in Asia’s Public Sector

Looking Ahead: The Development of Information Management in Asia’s Public Sector

The paper explores several areas linked to information management systems throughout Asia Pacific, and reveals a strong general trend towards improved management systems. It also highlights the massive growth of data that governments are required to keep and the challenge of keeping up with expected future growth.

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ICT Human Capacity Building in Thailand

This country paper was prepared for the Third Session of the Governing Council of APCICT. It gives an overview of the initiatives undertaken in the area of ICT Human Capacity Building under the mandates of WSIS and MDGs, and provides specific needs and recommendations for this area in Thailand.

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Information and Communication Technologies for Community Empowerment through Non-Formal Education: Experiences from Lao PDR, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Uzbekistan

Information and Communication Technologies for Community Empowerment through Non-Formal Education: Experiences from Lao PDR, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Uzbekistan

This report presents country and regional experiences from ICT for community empowerment through community learning centres (CLC) projects of UNESCO. It highlights experiences using radio, load speakers, computers, CDs, video and digital cameras. It also includes lessons learnt, as well as a synthesis of experiences from the four countries documented: Lao PDR, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Uzbekistan.

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Regional Human Development Report – Promoting ICT for Human Development in Asia: Realising the Millennium Development Goals

Regional Human Development Report – Promoting ICT for Human Development in Asia: Realising the Millennium Development Goals

The report’s unique approach lies in its use of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to measure and monitor the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on human development. The report examines country-specific experiences in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam, and provides cross-country comparisons on the use of ICTs to achieve the MDGs.

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Regional Human Development Report – Promoting ICT for Human Development in Asia 2004: Realising the Millennium Development Goals - Summary

Regional Human Development Report – Promoting ICT for Human Development in Asia 2004: Realising the Millennium Development Goals - Summary

This summary document, with a foreword by Sir Arthur C. Clarke, presents the essence of a pioneering attempt to assess the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in human development in Asia. It captures the rich variety of ICT initiatives in nine Asian countries (China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam) and draws lessons for identifying policy directions.

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ICT Human Resource Development within Thailand ICT Policies Context

Over the past decade, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has been recognized as a potential enabler for national economic and social development and for strengthening competitiveness for Thailand. The government, then, started the initiative in 1992 to set up the National IT Committee, or NITC, which is a high-level policy body chaired by the Prime Minister, which has been resulting some ICT policies. This resource provides ICT Human Resource Development within those policies context.

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Information Technology Policy Framework 2001-2010: Thailand Vision Towards a Knowledge-Based Economy

This policy framework serves as a guideline for national IT development in the first decade of the 21st century in leading Thailand towards a knowledge-based economy. It suggests strategies in five key areas: e-Government, e-Commerce, e-Industry, e-Education and e-Society.

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A Critical Analysis of Adoption and Utilization of the Internet in Thailand for Educational Purposes

This paper presents how the Thai government adopted the Internet into their educational systems by looking at the diffusion-of-innovation theory. Also, it will briefly describe the evolution as well as criticize the adoption of the Internet in Thai education with an emphasis on academic uses. Moreover, it will explain the benefits, obstacles, and future plans of Internet usage in Thailand for education.

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Thailand ICT Master Plan (2002-2006)

Thailand ICT Master Plan (2002-2006)

Thailand ICT Master Plan (2002-2006) is based on a policy framework called IT 2010 which covers the guideline for 10 years ICT development in Thailand starting from 2001. It consists of three principles: building up human capital; promoting innovation; and investing in information infrastructure and promote the information industry. The ICT usage are categorized into five flagships comprising e-Government, e-Commerce, e-Industry, e-Education and e-Society. This master plan is composed of vision, missions, objectives, strategies and activities for the first five years of the IT 2010.

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Building Institutional Capacity in Asia - Alleviating the Digital Divide: Policy Recommendations for Malaysia, Thailand, The Philppines, Vietnam (Executive Summary)

This report examines the evolving Asian ICT environment using a comparative framework. It undertakes an audit of the ICT initiatives in Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam. Data collection involved in this report has been supplemented by interviews with senior policy leaders and executives from key government and research agencies.

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Thailand’s e-Government

This presentation guides you through Thailand National IT Policy, the current state of development in ICT and e-government, with examples of projects from Thailand and other countries.

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