OECD Integrity Review of Thailand

Towards Coherent and Effective Integrity Policies

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This review analyses Thailand’s integrity system. It takes stock of the country's recent efforts to tackle corruption, such as the creation of anti-corruption commissions and legislation. Based on the 2017 OECD Recommendation on Public Integrity, the review makes concrete policy recommendations for Thailand in the areas of institutional arrangements, integrity training for public servants, asset disclosure, and whistleblower protection.



Encouraging reporting of corruption in Thailand through stronger whistleblower protection

While provisions for whistleblower protection are cursorily mentioned in the Executive Measures in Anti-Corruption Act, B.E. 2551, and Penalty in Witness Protection Act, B.E. 2546, Thailand has no dedicated whistleblower protection law. To develop a stronger whistleblower protection mechanism to improve integrity in the public sector, this chapter discusses the value of developing legislation to address the issue of whistleblowing, suggesting a number of key features that need to be included, such as clear definition of wrongdoing and retaliation, multiple reporting channels, remedies for whistleblowers and monitoring of the law’s implementation, with reference to good practices of OECD countries.


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