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Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council

The Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) is a national economic planning agency of Thailand. It is a government department reporting directly to the Office of the Prime Minister. The NESDC maintains four regional offices in Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, Songkhla, and Nonthaburi.[2]:20 Sanit Aksornkaew, Chairman of the NESDC,[3] stated that in 2018 the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) underwent a major revamp, including being officially renamed the NESDC.[4] The NESDC's Secretary-General is Thosaporn Sirisamphand, appointed 4 July 2018.[5][6] Its FY2019 budget is 609.7 million baht.[7]

Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council
สำนักงานสภาพัฒนาการเศรษฐกิจและสังคมแห่งชาติ
Agency overview
Formed1972[1]
Preceding agencies
  • National Economic Council (NEC) (1950)
  • National Economic Development Council (NEDC) (1959)
  • National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) (1972)
JurisdictionKingdom of Thailand
HeadquartersBangkok, Thailand
Employees600[2]:11
Annual budget609.7 million baht (FY2019)
Agency executives
  • Sanit Aksornkoae, Chairman
  • Thosaporn Sirisamphand, Secretary-General
Parent agencyOffice of the Prime Minister
WebsiteNESDC

BackgroundEdit

  • Established on 15 February 1950 as the National Economic Council (NEC)[8]
  • Renamed the Office of the National Economic Development Board (NEDB) in 1959.[8]
  • Launched the first National Economic Development Plan in 1961
  • Reformed as the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) in 1972, under the Prime Minister's Office
  • Reformed as the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) in 2018, under the Prime Minister's Office[9]

MissionEdit

NESDC is Thailand's central planning agency responsible for crafting strategies for balanced and sustainable development in the national interest.[10]

Key functionsEdit

  • Formulate the five-year National Economic and Social Development Plan. The current plan is The Twelfth National Economic and Social Development Plan, 2017–2021.[11] The aims of the Twelfth Plan are consistent with the targets of the 20-year national strategy (2017–2036).[11]:4

Organizational structureEdit

The NESDC is composed of two main components:

NESDC boardEdit

  • Composed of 23 members[12]
  • Provides recommendations and comments on national economic and social development to the prime minister and cabinet
  • Coordinates NESDC efforts and those of related government agencies and state enterprises to formulate plans, development projects, and implementation plans.

Office of the NESDCEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History and Role of NESDB". National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB). Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board" (Brochure). National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB). Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  3. ^ a b Theparat, Chatrudee (7 September 2019). "Seeing the (mangrove) forest for the trees". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  4. ^ Theparat, Chatrudee (30 July 2019). "NESDC's new "driver" details approach to progress". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  5. ^ "NESDB Executives". National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB). Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  6. ^ Theparat, Chatrudee (14 August 2018). "Steering the NESDB through transition". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Thailand's Budget in Brief Fiscal Year 2019". Bureau of the Budget. p. 84. Retrieved 2018-12-08.
  8. ^ a b "History and Role of NESDB". National Economic and Social Development Board. Retrieved 2018-12-08.
  9. ^ https://ilaw.or.th/node/4900
  10. ^ "Vision/Organization Culture/NESDB Values". Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  11. ^ a b "The Twelfth National Economic and Social Development Plan, 2017–2021". Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB). Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  12. ^ http://www.radioparliament.net/parliament/viewNews.php?nId=9730#.XLPzkqQxWM8