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The research aims to: (1) study the research characteristics, (2) synthesize the research conducted in the areas of Nan province, and (3) provide policy recommendations for problem solving and local development. The samples were 105 reports of the research conducted in the areas of Nan province which were granted by the Thailand Science Research and Innovation, the National Research Council of Thailand and the Office of the Higher Education Commission in year 2006-2016. Using research characteristics recording form to collect data. The content analysis was used as the method for research synthesis. It was found that most of the researches were funded by the National Research Council of Thailand. The focuses of those researches were to describe the phenomena in the local social context according to the Strategic Plan for Provincial Development of Nan Province (2014 - 2017) in Strategy 3 (the development and enhancement of people’s quality of life to correspond to the community way of life in accordance with the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy). The policy recommendations for problem solving and local development were as follows: the strategic issues in environmental management and natural resource values development by civil society involvement; the development and enhancement of people’s quality of life to correspond to the community way of life in accordance with the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy; agriculture for sustainability; the development and enhancement of the trade and economic potential, investment and tourism, including the creation of process of the promotion and the collaboration of all relevant parties to achieve sustainability.
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