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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)



Kamolwan (Ling) Panyasevanamit is a Chevening scholar from Bangkok, Thailand. She spent the last three years in the field of international development with the United Nations Development Programme’s regional office for Asia and the Pacific. There, she worked mainly on transparency, accountability and anti-corruption, and additionally supported the urban and local governance portfolio. This sparked her interest in open government and inclusive policymaking processes; more specifically, to explore how increased transparency and participation can improve the effectiveness of various areas of public policy, from its formulation through implementation.

At Cambridge, she hopes to continue exploring various cases and modes of citizen engagement/open government throughout the policy cycle, as well as learning how to leverage and mainstream public sector innovation for such purposes.

Prior to UNDP, she also worked with USAID and GIZ (German development agency) after obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Language and Culture from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.


Open government, civic tech, governance, transparent and inclusive policy making


Key publications: 

Authored the case studies “Thailand: Public-Private Cooperation & SDG Financing” and “Thailand: Tourism and development” in SDG Localization in ASEAN: Experiences in Shaping Policy and Implementation Pathways August 2018. (UNDP)


Co-authored “It takes two to tango: building the case for business integrity effectiveness” December 2018. (UNDP)


Edited the Guidebook on Tackling Integrity Risks in Government Contracts December 2017. (UNDP)