The Effectiveness of Sustainable Development of the Saving for Production Groups in Northeast of Thailand

Nat Luxchaigul


This paper has the objective to describe the effectiveness of sustainable development has been significant to get the advantage of competitiveness and growth in the country’s economic, society and politics. The Saving for Production Groups (SPGs) in Northeast of Thailand had the significant role in developing the potential and capacity of people in local communities. Field trip survey was conducted for finding secondary data through concerning printed material. Primary data were obtained from in-depth interviewing of 4 saving groups and the samplings are leaders, members and stakeholders in Chaiyaphum, Kalasin, Nakhon Ratchasima and Ubon Ratchathani, this issue related in sustainable human capital development of SPGs.

The Result showed that SPGs manage the group regulations more than learning activities for developing capabilities of the committees and members; but member have been able to provide security for members and lesser public activities. The management principles were significant to the success of saving groups, effected by the leaders experiences which composited the sustainable economy principles, the guidelines on management of the Community Development Department and the management principles according to situations. The learning provision, local wisdoms had been used for knowledge creation of their own saving groups, which could be considered as developing capabilities of man or human capital in communities at the same time. The effectiveness of learning promotion of members, via the social economy activities, aimed at the unofficial learning which should provide the economic activities content in conformity with the needs and sustainable economy was of life. The learning promotions, via persons for increasing human and social capital were done by using the local media effectively, and learning from the outside of communities.

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