National IT Committee
Agenda 1: Invest in equitable nationwide information infrastructure to empower human ability and enhance life quality and decrease social and economic gaps.
Agenda 2: Build a literate populace and an adequate technology human resource base.
Agenda 3: Invest for good governance.
IT 2010 (2001-2010)
E-government: The utilization of IT within the public sector. Develop good governance that will strengthen the overall competitiveness of the country for a better quality of life for all.
E-commerce: Strengthen the competitiveness of Thai industries by means of e-commerce for exports, trad, provision of services, and domestic consumption.
E-industry: Promote IT within the private sector to become a knowledge based industry.
E-education: Strengthen people capital at all levels to enable a knowledge-based society.
E-society: Use IT for quality-of-life improvement, knowledge-based society development, and digital divide reduction.
First ICT Master Plan (2002-2006)
ICT industry to become a regional leader. Utilize ICT to enhance quality of Thai lives and society. Reform ICT R&D. Develop human resources, entrepreneurial and leadership strengths to improve national competitiveness. Promote ICT in SME's and utilize ICT for public administration and services.
Second ICT Master Plan (2009-2012)
The Second ICT Master Plan carries forward policies from the IT 2010 policy framework and the First ICT Master Plan. At the same time, it puts in place new policies and sharpens the focus on certain key areas, in response to technological, economic and social changes that have presented both opportunities and challenges to Thailand. It addresses existing weaknesses and builds up on existing strengths, so that Thailand can maximize benefits from ICT in social and economic development in the most efficient and effective manner, in order to achieve the development goals laid out in the National Economic and Social Development Plan.
Science and Technology Policies
Headed by the Minister of Science and Technology
The current concern of necessity to increase the country's science and technology capability is reflected in several important policy documents:
Thailand is ranked 47th in the ICT Readiness index. However, within its income group, Thailand is ranked 5th. Within its income group Thailand trails China (1), Tunisia (2), India (3), and Jordan (4).
Other ICT initiatives