The Community Development according to the Principle of the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy of Ban Dongbang

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สุทธิพงษ์ สุทธิลักษมุนีกุล


        The work used a mixed method research. It aimed 1) to study the way of life according to the principle of the sufficiency economy philosophy, and 2)to explore the community development according to the philosophy in question at Ban Dongbang. The samples were 103 households. Statistics used in data analysis were means and standard deviation. They were divided into three groups: key informants, practitioners, and general public. Data in this part were analyzed by means of a content analysis.  The research found that: The sufficiency economy philosophy has been used at all levels to a great extent. Considering the results of implementing the principle of sufficiency economy, it was found that the implementation was at a high level.  The accomplishment factors in the community development according to the sufficiency economy philosophy are a leader’s good vision, a community’s strength and participation, wise use of natural resources and indigenous wisdom, self-reliance, and   supportive networks. The main problems and obstacles are lack of knowledge and understanding on individuals’part concerning the spending and receiving accounting, debt-related issues, and insufficient state support.


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