Sufficiency Community Economic Development System: A Pathway to Sustainable Community Development in Thailand

  •  Wanchat Suwankitti    
  •  Soparth Pongquan    


This study addressed an alternative approach, sufficiency economy approach, to be applied in community economic development which can be referred as “sufficiency community economic development - SCED”. SCED concerns on a holistic approach of CED activities through community participation that focuses on the capacities and livelihoods of community in order to enhance the community strengths and members’ livelihoods. SCED requires that activities are developed based on community-demand with a firm foundation of community-reliance and moral condition to create activities that have a positive impact to all livelihood assets, not just the monetary terms.

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