Thai Community’s Experiences in Developing Livelihoods through Sufficiency Community Economic Development Approach

Wanchat Suwankitti, Soparth Pongquan


This study addressed an alternative approach to CED which can be referred as “sufficiency community economic development”. This approach was developed based on sufficiency economy approach, the Thai development concept focusing on the overall livelihoods of the people, which include not only the well-being of each individual but also all the livelihood assets of that individual and the impacts to other individuals as well. Sufficiency CED could become parts of the basic movement for developmental rights based on the CED and can support other development approaches in terms of both the ideas and practical tools for improving livelihoods of community members.


Community Economic Development, Sufficiency Economy

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