Thailand

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.