ABOUT US

THAILAND POLICY LAB

POLICYMAKING REIMAGINED

INNOVATION FOR SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS

Unforeseen and emerging development challenges are complex and interconnected. These challenges demand a need to rethink some basic tenets on which the economic, social, political and environmental systems are built, unlock new sustainability paradigms and redefine the local, national and global economy and society. These challenges can no longer be solved only by conventional approaches but require innovation and going beyond business as usual.

A LEADING CENTER FOR POLICY INNOVATION

The Thailand Policy Lab is an initiative that introduces an innovative, interdisciplinary approach in public
policy-making and public service delivery in Thailand, tapping into insights and the knowledge of people
closest to the problem and solutions. The Thailand Policy Lab explores, experiments, and develops portfolios of mutually reinforcing solutions to help
identify interventions that are grounded in system thinking and help accelerate the transition from short-term to long-term policy and planning.

NESDC & UNDP PARNERSHIP

“Thailand Policy Lab is a policy innovation lab established by Office
of the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).”

VISION

THE LEADING CENTRE FOR POLICY INNOVATION

MISSION

TO INNOVATE THAILAND’S PUBLIC POLICYMAKING FOR GREATER EFFICIENCY, EFFECTIVENESS AND RESPONSIVENESS TO NEW CHALLENGES AND PEOPLE’S NEEDS

OBJECTIVES

  • T​​O FOSTER INCLUSIVE AND CITIZEN-DRIVEN POLICYMAKING
  • TO INNOVATE POLICYMAKING PROCESSES FOR TACKLING CONTEMPORARY AND FUTURE CHALLENGES
  • TO ENHANCE CAPACITIES OF THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS TO DESIGN AND IMPLEMENT INNOVATIVE POLICIES
  • TO BUILD A MULTI-LEVEL SUSTAINABLE NETWORK OF POLICY INNOVATORS
  • TO PROMOTE THAILAND AS THE LEADING REGIONAL HUB OF POLICY INNOVATION

POLICY INNOVATION PROCESS

Enabling factors for Transformation

Vitual Policy
Innovation

Community
of Innovator

Capacity
in Innovation

Communication for Public Engagement