DEVELOPMENT School of Political and Social Science : University of Phayao

Financial management for integrated local and community welfare provision

This book, entitled “Financial Management for Integrated Community and Local Welfare”, presents lessons and knowledge acquired through exchanges between community leaders, local administrators and academia. The exchanges occurred during which 4 projects were carried out. These projects include: 1. “Financial management for integrated community and local welfare Project” which is a cooperation between Hans Seidel Foundation and School of Political and Social Science (SPSS), University of Phayao 2. “Knowledge management for informal labours’ health promotion in Phayao (social security) Project” which is a cooperation between Thai Health Promotion Foundation and the SPSS จ 3. “Knowledge management for informal labours’ health promotion in Phayao (Organization) Project” which is a cooperation between Thai Health Promotion Foundation and the SPSS, and, 4. The research project entitled “Approaches for developing collaboration in local welfare provision: the case of Nan province” which is funded by Thailand Research Fund Expectedly, this book deciphers immense and complex insights and elaborates them in a simpler way for wider audience. It is with high hope that this book could deliver lessons and knowledge on integrated community and local welfare to readers from all walks of life. Besides, it presents case studies of Nan and Phayao. In Phayao, there are two interesting cases of financial management for community welfare including Tumbon Wiang Financial ฉ Institution, Chiang Kham District, and Community Welfare Network, Dokkhamtai District. In Nan, selected cases illustrate how local authorities and communities collaborate to provide social welfare benefits in response to needs of their people. Lastly, the authors would like to thank those who contribute either in the above-mentioned projects or the creation of this book. Particularly, we would like to thank Hans Seidel Foundation for financially supporting this publication. With gratitude, we hope that this book could contribute to local and community development. Chatthip Chaichakan Dararat Khampeng