Thailand's administration and policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Polwasit Lhakard

Abstract

Public administration is enacted as a legal status. It is constitutional responsibility as specified in the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand that the government has to perform its duties necessary for the highest levels of efficiency and effectiveness of society. This will ensure that the rights of people to receive benefits from the state truly happen. Public sector management is considered an important part of a relief mission, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, regulatory measures on policies and government agencies as tools have been deployed. This research article aims to study the public sector's policies and guidelines during the outbreak of COVID-19 by finding important research in the political, social, and economic structure of the government's adaptation. Qualitative Research with research synthesis on documents from relevant agencies, textbooks, academic documents, research papers, theses, the Internet, and online databases was conducted. The research synthesis adheres to the documents which are based on the truth and reliability. As for content analysis, a synthetic approach to research with a descriptive method on an economic system, political system, and social system was used. This can serve as a lesson to the government in terms of formulating policies and strategies to handle the pandemic in the future.

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Lhakard, P. (2022). Thailand’s administration and policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Interdisciplinary Research Review, 17(3), 23–27. Retrieved from https://ph02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jtir/article/view/245636
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