The Cabinet, during its meeting on 15 December 2020, approved the Anti-Corruption Action Plan, Phase 1 (2020-2022), which is in line with development guidance in the Master Plan under the 20-year National Strategy Regarding Anti-Corruption and Misconduct B.E. 2561-2580 (2018-2037).

 

The plan was proposed by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) as a mechanism to make Thailand a corruption-free country. Government agencies, state enterprises, public organizations, and the private sector will be urged to translate this plan into action. They are required to report their performance as set by the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council.

 

A target has been set to increase Thailand’s score in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) to at least 50 in 2022. Today more than two-thirds of 180 countries score below 50 in the CPI, set by Transparency International. (On the scale of 0-100, low scores show higher levels of corruption.)

 

The Anti-Corruption Action Plan, Phase 1, consists of two sub-plans. The first sub-plan aims to create a culture against corruption and to encourage Thai children and youth to uphold honesty. It also seeks to reduce corruption cases by 6 percent in 2020, 8 percent in 2021, and 10 percent in 2022.

 

The second sub-plan aims to speed up the legal proceedings in corruption cases, respecting the principles of transparency, fairness, and non-discrimination.

 

Target groups in the action plan include children and youth, members of the public, and state agencies. The awareness of being good citizens will be instilled into children and youth and members of the public.

 

State officials will be encouraged to perform their duties with transparency. The efficiency of anti-corruption mechanisms will be enhanced, while anti-corruption knowledge management will be developed.

 

Source: The Government Public Relations Department