A Success Case of Implementing Sufficiency Economy Concept: Funeral Expenses Reduction Project

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Pichayalak Pichayakul

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Thai government is promoting “Sufficiency Economy” concept for the country’s economic development purpose. “Sufficiency,” according to this concept, means “To lead a reasonably comfortable life, without excess, or overindulgence in luxury, but enough.” This research selected Tha Toung Luang Sub District as a case study
regarding to its successful “Funeral Expenses Reduction Project.” The objective of this study was to find out how to successfully implement Sufficiency Economy concept to communities. The main methods applied were in-depth interview, participatory observation, and document review. The research results revealed that the key
factors that lead to the accomplishment of this project were the impactful opinion leaders, methodology of involving people to participate in the project, and the traditional reciprocal Thai culture.

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