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Agenda 21, agreed at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, called on all countries to introduce national strategies for sustainable development (nssd). Since then, two international targets have been set: a Special Session of the UN General Assembly (Rio +5) set a target date of 2002 for nssds to be introduced; while the OECD  Development Assistance Committee (DAC) has set a target date of 2005 for nssds to be in the process of implementation. 

To assist in meeting these targets, the OECD/DAC initiated a project to develop policy guidance for development assistance agencies on the development and implementation of nssds. This project, 'OECD/DAC Donor-Developing Country Dialogues on National Strategies for Sustainable Development', involves a review of experience with nssds (and other strategies for environment and development) in a number of developing countries, on the basis of consultations with a range of stakeholders. The project focuses in particular on the kinds of processes and conditions required to make nssds work in practice.

Country Reports & Status Reviews

The Progress of Poverty Reduction Strategy
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The Process of Formulating Poverty Reduction Strategies in Thailand
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Chapter 1
1.1 Background
1.2 Poverty Reduction Strategy
1.3 Objectives
1.4 Approach and Activities
1.5 Completed Activities
1.6 Organization

Chapter 2
National Strategies and The Process of National Planning in Thailand
2.1 The Structure of the Society and Impact upon Open Society
2.3 The Thai Economy and its Planning Process
2.4 Planning Process and Its Sustainability: An Evaluation

Chapter 3
People Organizations and Non-governmental Organizations in an Open Society
3.1 From Class Struggle to Non-governmental and Civil Society Organizations
3.2 Roles of NGOs and POs in Poverty Alleviation
3.3 POs' and CSOs' Participation in Processes of Planning and Policy Formulation

Chapter 4
From the Constitutional Reform to the Formulation of Poverty Reduction Policy: The Strategic Informal Movements
4.1 Introduction
4.2 The Constitutional Reform Process
4.3 The Poverty Reduction Strategic Movements
4.4 The Poverty Reduction Strategy
4.5 Lessons Learned from the Thai nssd Process

Chapter 5
The Implementation Process of nssd in Thailand: Assessment and Donors Guidelines
5.1 Current Practices and Strength of the Thai nssd Process
5.2 Weakness
5.3 Guidelines for Donors, Government, and Local Communities

Appendix A Proceedings of the Seminar
Appendix B Proceedings of the Brainstorming Seminar
Appendix C Proceedings of the Brainstorming Session
Appendix D Summary Report of the Workshops
Appendix E Poverty Alleviation in Thailand


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