National Economic and Social Development Board
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- Established in 1950 as the National Economic Board (NEB)
- Renamed National Economic Development Board (NEDB) in 1959
- 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
- To become a key agency on planning and formulation of development strategies based on balanced and sustainable development, public participation, and flexibility meeting the changing environment and needs of the Thai people.
- Formulate the National Economic and Social Development Plan and translate it into action within a 5-year timeframe.
- Make 4 National Agendas:
- Formulate strategies for key government policies and major development projects
- Analyze budget proposals by state enterprises and related agencies
- Create an Economic Intelligence Database, especially on GDP data
- Develop development indicators
The NESDB is composed of 2 main components.
- Composed of 15 members
- Provides recommendations and comments on national economic and social development to the prime minister and cabinet
- Coordinates between the NESDB and related government agencies and state enterprises to formulate plans, development projects, and implementations
Office of the NESDB
- Divided into 13 offices and 2 divisions
- Headed by the secretary-general
- Accommodates key development variables, notably the move towards a knowledge-based economy, civil service reforms and good governance principles