The sufficiency economy and people-centered development

  • The case of the Huay Sai Royal Development Project in Thailand
  • Nisada Wedchayanon, Sunisa Chorkaew
  • European Journal of Training and Development, October 2014, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/ejtd-10-2013-0118

sustainability and human resource development

What is it about?

Simple is the best. We have shown that the case study of people-centered development achieved successful community development by explosion from within, enabling people to help themselves so that they could increase their career opportunities and recovered the fertile natural environment.

Why is it important?

"Hep people to help themselves" is a central theme of people-centered development initiated by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, a developer who had dedicated his lifetime for human development so he received the UNDP Human Development Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. In the case study, people did not only help themselves, but their also learned and shared with their community and concerned about their local resources.


Dr Sunisa Chorkaew
Thammasat University

Our paper have shown an alignment of community development and HRD. One of the comments from the reviewers is a strength of our paper that is about the originality. The comment is "we have nothing like this in our literature, and we should have. Especially given the recognition world-wide given to the King by the UN, for us to explore how HRD relates to one of his major projects is a real gift to the field."

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