Social Market Economy and the Economic Development of Local Communities

KAS-PDA Cooperation

On 12 October in Krabi province, Dr. Céline-Agathe Caro, Director of KAS Thailand, attended and gave a welcome remark in a workshop organized by the Population and Community Development Association (PDA) with the support of KAS Thailand. This workshop aims at strengthening the collaboration between the local government and local community groups. The activity assists in the development of local people’s occupational skills to sustain their incomes and empower the communities in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. In the afternoon, the participants made a study visit at a community enterprise - Baan Nai Nang Bee Farm. This community’s management has been an example of good practices for other communities in the area. The farm builds sustainable income from the materials found locally and, in return, implements environmental protection projects.

This activity is part of this year’s project of the PDA to promote the economic development of communities and a sustainable society, following guidelines of the social market economy. The project has been implemented in 7 target provinces: Chiang Rai, Buriram, Mahasarakham, Khon Kaen, Nakhonratchasima, Kanchanaburi, and Krabi. 


Orapan Suwanwattanakul

Orapan Suwanwattanakul

Project Manager +66 (0) 2 714 1207 +66 2 714 1307