The economy remains very unstable, with the war between Ukraine and Russia driving up prices for energy and related commodities, affecting the cost of doing business and the cost of living. Although the direction of dealing with the spread of COVID-19 Both domestically and internationally will be relaxed, conducive to normal economic activities. The next phase of measures is therefore not only a rehabilitation but also a foundation for development. Today, we would like to invite everyone to exchange views on the important infrastructure to develop the country in the next phase, namely the labor registration structure.
The labor registration structure allows the government to track the results of measures implemented. It gives workers access to targeted support, while entrepreneurs, employers, schools and skills development providers can leverage labor market data to tailor their work plans. According to the McKinsey study Government Data Management for the Digital Age, a key feature of government databases is interoperability. and is connected or connected
An example of building an interoperable and connected database is Estonia, which was one of the first countries in the world to declare the principle. The “once only” law passed in 2000 prohibits the creation of separate databases to store the same data, while Denmark has driven a “grunddata” project to open up basic information related to people, businesses and buildings. including topographical and geographical data disseminated to the government Entrepreneurs and citizens free of charge, or in the case of the Netherlands, which merged 12 registration databases into one “Stelsel van Basisregistratie” system in 2003, made it easy for citizens to access information and file tax returns. much more
Thailand can upgrade the labor registration structure to have such qualifications with 5-step ladder:
1. Create a clear data vision together through practical case studies taking into account the main goal, not the duty 2. Understand the entire information landscape It’s not just a project-by-project piece of information. or host agency 3. Develop a central infrastructure both technical and governance. which still lacks participation from users and data owners 4. Bring results from limited work such as data labs to real solutions under tight risk management. 5. Set up a centralized data processing unit. which in Thailand are spread out in many affiliations and work separately
It is worth noting that Thailand’s information work will focus on technical issues first. which should in fact be the latter, jumping over the basics: establishing a common vision. and understanding the overall information landscape As a result, Thailand’s information work still lacks cooperation mechanisms as it should be. Rather, it is an example of how to make the most of data. Be a game changer or game changer in advancing the country’s development which can be applied to almost every industry, including economy, trade, finance, tourism, public health or the environment as well
Author : Dr. Nakarin Amaret Economic Structural Policy Department