1.7 Enhance the capabilities of local administrative organizations, particularly tambon administrative councils, so that they can more effectively implement the policy of decentralization of prosperity.
(1) The government should act as a supporter to enhance the capabilities of local administrative organizations, and cooperate with them in the elimination of certain problems which it is beyond their present capabilities to deal with independently.
(2) The Master Plan for Local Financial Management and the Master Plan for Monetary and Fiscal Policies for Social Development should be implemented in order to encourage decentralization of benefits of development to local areas and hasten fiscal reforms, particularly the collection of taxes based on actual circumstances. Under this reform, local administrative organizations should gain sufficient revenue to finance the economic and social development of their respective communities.
(3) Support should be provided to local administrative organizations in terms of personnel, budget and necessary equipment, so as to facilitate implementation of the policy of decentralization of prosperity.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
8th national and social development plan of Thailand
Some quotes from the 8th national and social development plan of Thailand (1997-2001), to be exact I am quoting from Part IV "Enhancing the development potential of the regions and rural areas to promote better quality of life" , Chapter 4 "Regional and Rural Development Administration", Paragraph 1 "General Development Administration", on Page 71-72).