Representatives of the public and private sectors, academics, and members of the public are working together in their joint efforts to stop policy corruption in Thai society.
They joined a seminar on policy corruption, held recently by the Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), to exchange views and offer recommendations on guidelines for adopting mechanisms and systems that will prevent policy corruption.
NACC Commissioner General Boonyavat Kruahongs said that efforts to curb policy corruption is a strategy included in the National Anti-Corruption Strategy, Phase 3 (2017-2021). The strategy states that policy corruption is more commonly found today and causes tremendous damage to the country’s economic and social development. Policy corruption has been seen mainly in mega-projects involved with the country’s infrastructure development.
This strategy aims to “deter policy corruption” by preventing corrupt practices at every stage of the policymaking process. It is implemented through the establishment of preventive measures and mechanisms and the promotion of good governance in the entire policy process, starting from policy formation to policy formulation, policy decisions, policy implementation, policy evaluation, and policy cycle feedback.
In order to prevent policy corruption, NACC has developed policy corruption risk indicators and promoted transparency and accountability in national administration, according to the principles of good governance.
It organized the seminar on policy corruption to encourage all sectors of Thai society to play a greater role in preventing and suppressing policy corruption. Results of the seminar will be used to work out plans against corruption in the future.
Source: The Government Public Relations Department