Abstract: This research aims to describe the model of technical cooperation scholarships, currently in place, between Thailand and Lao PDR. The study was conducted with a qualitative approach and the study area was mainly of the technical cooperation between Thailand and Lao PDR. The units of analysis were at both individual and organization level. Data were collected by in-depth interview with 11 key informants who had knowledge of international relations and technical cooperation between Thailand and Lao PDR. A content analytical method was employed for the data analysis. The study found that the model of technical cooperation scholarships between Thailand and Lao PDR consists of 6 components: technical cooperation scholarships based on international relations, the sharing of knowledge and experience in development, the need of the recipient country for international cooperation, the implementation of a development strategy between Thailand and Lao PDR. Flexibility, efficiency and diversity and relatives, traditions, culture and language that are similar. These various elements are interrelated in ways that support each other. Moreover, this also reflects the aims, processes and concepts of the technical cooperation scholarships as the two countries have participated in pushing towards becoming part of an ASEAN Community.
Chanajai Muenthaisong, Sukanya Aim-im-tham, Prapat Thepchatree and Sekson Yongvanit, 2015. The Model of Technical Cooperation Between Thailand and Lao PDR. The Social Sciences, 10: 1661-1668.