National Economic and Social Development Board

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National Economic and Social Development Board
สำนักงานคณะกรรมการพัฒนาการเศรษฐกิจและสังคมแห่งชาติ
Agency overview
Formed February 15, 1950 (1950-02-15)
Headquarters Bangkok, Thailand
Employees 600[1]:11
Minister responsible
  • Mr Porametee Vimolsiri, Secretary-General[2]
Parent agency Office of the Prime Minister (Thailand)
Website NESDB

The National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) is a national economic planning agency of Thailand. The NESDB reports directly to the Office of the Prime Minister.

Background[edit]

  • 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

Mission[edit]

NESDB is Thailand's central planning agency responsible for crafting strategies for balanced and sustainable development in the national interest.[3]

Key functions[edit]

  • Formulate the five-year National Economic and Social Development Plan. The current plan is The Eleventh National Economic and Social Development Plan, 2012-2016.[4] The Twelfth National Economic and Social Development Plan, 2017-2021 is to be released on 1 October 2016 at the start of Thailand's 2017 fiscal year.[5]
  • Pursue four national agendas:
    1. Alleviate poverty and income distribution imbalances
    2. Enhance Thailand's competitiveness
    3. Promote social capital development
    4. Promote sustainable development
  • 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 for GDP data
  • Develop development indicators

Organizational structure[edit]

The NESDB is composed of two main components:

NESDB board[edit]

  • Composed of 15 members
  • Provides recommendations and comments on national economic and social development to the prime minister and cabinet
  • Coordinates NESDB efforts and those of related government agencies and state enterprises to formulate plans, development projects, and implementation plans.

Office of the NESDB[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board" (Brochure). National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB). Retrieved 29 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "NESDB Executives". National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB). Retrieved 29 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Vision/Organization Culture/NESDB Values". Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "The Eleventh National Economic and Social Development Plan, 2012-2016" (PDF). Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB). Retrieved 29 March 2016. 
  5. ^ Parpart, Erich (2015-09-15). "Human resources at the core of 12th national development plan: PM". The Nation. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 

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