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Thailand - National Rural Development Project (English)

The project would strengthen and support key elements of Thailand's National Rural Development Program. The Program involves significant regulatory, planning, budgetary and management reforms to address the alleviation of rural poverty. These reforms have been designed to overcome past difficulties and in particular would promote continuity of implementation and greatly increase coordination of investments by the key ministries responsible for rual development, i.e., Agriculture, Education, Health and Interior. The Program has been specifically designed to ensure that the funds do go to those areas where they are most needed. The proposed project, which amounts to $157.2 million, has been designed to: (i) help develop the Program into an effective institution for coordinating and increasing cost-effectiveness of government investments in rural areas; (ii) foster increased participation of local communities in selecting and implementing investments best suited to their own needs; and (iii) support investments in poverty districts to increase agricultural production, and meet basic nutritional and infrastructure needs.


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    Memorandum & Recommendation of the President

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    East Asia and Pacific,

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    Thailand - National Rural Development Project

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    National Monitoring and Evaluation System;high real interest rate;monitoring and evaluation capacity;participation of local community;Public and Publicly Guaranteed;per capita income growth;economic and sector work;capacity for policy formulation;rate of population growth;buffer stock financing facility;rural area;structural adjustment program;structural adjustment policies;incidence of poverty;village development committee;current account deficit;total debt service;domestic energy resource;rapid export growth;variable interest rate;structural adjustment loan;structural adjustment lending;implementation of policies;promotion of employment;shortage of funds;reduction in poverty;public health service;agriculture and service;national policy priority;increase in prices;international commodity price;intensification of agriculture;rural road system;real growth rate;reduction of income;poor farm household;economic growth performance;cost recovery mechanism;domestic energy conservation;investment in transportation;state enterprise sector;costs of investment;debt service burden;creating job opportunity;alleviation of poverty;continuity of policy;structural adjustment process;expansionary fiscal stance;improvements in health;technical skill development;rural development efforts;decentralization of authority;middle-income developing countries;expansion of irrigation;public investment planning;foreign exchange requirement;export of goods;human capital development;compensatory financing facility;food crop production;quality of water;population growth rate;high value crops;per capita term;structure of incentive;senior civil servants;basic human need;human resource development;balance of payment;effective exchange rate;agricultural land reserve;reduction of poverty;integrated rural development;weights and measure;agriculture and livestock;local currency expenditure;agricultural production;poverty alleviation;public resource;Rural Sector;front-end fee;cultivated area;project costing;external balance;oil price;adjustment problem;bank assistance;transitional arrangement;public expenditure;Fiscal policies;farmer participation;bank lending;local capacity;local participation;village group;Natural Resources;budgetary allocation;domestic demand;external resource;crop year;export value;state enterprises;subsequent phase;employment growth;agricultural sector;tax measure;Agricultural Extension;fiscal policy;dollar term;political commitment;urban development;village woodlots;tax structure;civil works;bridge work;infrastructure needs;computer equipment;provincial planning;worldwide recession;improved seed;individual farmer;foreign borrowing;export tax;macroeconomic development;export price;improved land;industrial production;real income;community activity;external factor;domestic price;monetary restraint;Exchange Rates;government revenue;Public Services;Financial Stability;satisfactory completion;study design;government effort;ministerial staff;budgetary system;government service;seed production;extensive use;fish pond;long-term impact;level of policy;off-farm employment;crop intensification;agricultural area;poverty group;saline soil;subsequent years;physical location;employment opportunity;national system;computer hardware;skill need;village levels;administrative procedure;institutional process;development target;employment opportunities;food production;budget allocation;early identification;academic staff;land use;external deficit;consumer price;external condition;Economic Management;aggregate demand;social structure;petroleum product;sector activity;communications infrastructure;capital flow;Labor migration;departmental budget;budgetary fund;Vegetable Production;satisfactory review;management framework;agricultural lending;rural health;provincial allocation;bank's participation;Technical Training;procedural framework;increased openness;imported oil;domestic gas;Public Infrastructure;budgetary gap;reduced expenditure;private investment



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Thailand - National Rural Development Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.