Cooperative Research Division
RESEARCH ON THE KOREAN SOCIOECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE
This Division focuses on conducting research on the Korean socio-economic development experience. Emphasis is placed on providing insight for development scholars and practitioners on Korea's innovative experiences in reforming its public policies and public management practices, utilizing case studies and diverse learning modules.
A total of 148 case studies in eight thematic areas, financed by the Ministry of Economy and Finance, were collected through the Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP) from 2010 to 2016. Based on these case studies 18 e-learning products have been created, which are managed by this Division.
KNOWLEDGE PARTNERSHIPS WITH INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND RESEARCH INSTITUTES
KDI School is expanding knowledge-sharing partnership with international organizations such as the International Monetary Fund(IMF), the Organization for Economic Co-operation Development(OECD) and overseas research institutes and conducting research on development policies based on the global development cooperation agenda. Also, in collaboration with the SDG Academy of the United Nations Social Development Network(UN SDSN), KDI School provides on-line educational content through Massive Open Online Courses(MOOCs) in 11 areas on Korea's development experience in context of sustainable development goals.
KNOWLEDGE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE WORLD BANK GROUP
This knowledge partnership aims to support global initiatives for international development and cooperation through
- conducting joint research on Korea's development experience and global agenda, and
- implementing capacity-building programs for developing countries.
In addition, this joint endeavor with the World Bank contributes to the formation of effective networks for development cooperation between Korea and developing countries.
This partnership has organized more than 100 international knowledge sharing events since its inception in 2003.
OPERATION OF A COMPREHENSIVE DATABASE ON KOREA'S DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCES (kdevelopedia.org)
K-Developedia is an online repository of data on Korea's development experience where various contents produced both in Korea and overseas are systematically collected with the aim of becoming a data-knowledge hub.
- In 2019, the website had a total of 610,214 visitors from over 200 countries.
- K-Developedia provides over 27,000 data on web content, research reports, photos, videos, statistics, and event information on Korean policies and development cases
OTHER JOINT AND POLICY CONSULTATION PROJECTS
Utilizing research assets collected through various knowledge-sharing projects, KDI School conducts joint research and consultation projects in cooperation with external organizations to share and disseminate Korea's development experiences and knowledge. By sharing the research and expertise, KDI School aims to facilitate the implementation of sound economic and social development policies of partner countries.
- Policy Consultation for Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)
- Research on Designating ODA Priority Partner Countries
- Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP): Case Study Program (2011-2016)