International Cooperation Division
This Division designs and executes various short-term training programs on an invitational basis. The signature training programs offered annually are as follows.
Global Leadership Program (non-degree program)
This flagship program was launched after Korea's hosting of the G20 Leaders Summit in 2010. The objective of the program is to enable participants from the G20 and developing countries to come together to discuss the key development pillars identified by the Seoul Development Consensus, which was created by the G20 Development Working Group when Korea hosted the Leaders Summit in 2010. The program also incorporates critical lessons from Korea's economic development experiences and the country's best practices in specific policy areas. This program is held several times during the course of one year and targets mid-level government officials working in the areas of G20 development matters
  • This unique experience and opportunity by far surpassed all my expectations, the contents of the program were extraordinary and very helpful for increasing international G2O cooperation. It was also invaluable in enhancing my professional network all over the world to open new horizons of great opportunity. I met incredible professors from KDI School, all with enormous professional and academic experiences, and the organizers were always professional with a great capacity to seamlessly organize and facilitate our daily activities.
  • - G20 Global Leadership Program
    Raul Balmaceda Valdez, Director of Implementation of Policies of Ethics,
    Ministry of Public Administration / Mexico
Capacity Building Program for International Development Cooperation
The program aims to reduce knowledge gaps in the field of development through fellowship programs and international development conferences for experts in Asia
The International Partnership Programs
These programs are designed to build capacity of government officials from transitional economies by having participants engage in knowledge sharing and knowledge exchange activities that incorporate action plan learning. The programs are designed in collaboration with relevant government agencies in partner countries.
Capacity Building Program for Latin America and the Caribbean Countries
KDI School has been offering short-term training programs for public officials in the Central American region since 2012 to help enhance their professional capacity of public policy. To further this mission, KDI School has collaborated with the University of San Carlos of Guatemala to establish a regional higher education institution for policy education, the ERPPD (Escuela Regional de Politicas Públicas para el Desarrollo).
Global Development Learning Network (GDLN)
The GDLN, a World Bank initiative, is a unique partnership of over 88 affiliates in approximately 61 countries. This network of affiliates from around the world is committed to advancing Sustainable Development Goals through knowledge sharing. KDI School is equipped with state-of-the-art videoconferencing facilities and is an active member of the Global Distance Learning Network (GDLN).,KDI School offers a series of programs through the GDLN as noted below.
Blended Learning Programs
GDLN Korea offers Blended Learning Programs, comprised of e-learning modules, videoconferencing seminar sessions, and concluding with face-to-face training in Korea. The thematic areas vary but focus on Korea's development experiences, lessons, and best practices.
Videoconference Programs
The GDLN offers videoconference programs throughout the year to regional affiliates on development subject matters, such as climate change, human capital development policy, and financial soundness. The Capacity Building Center also shares some of its most popular programs to members of the GDLN community virtually, providing a value-add for training program participants and those who can connect virtually.
GDLN Global Secretariat
KDI School assumed the role of the Global Secretariat as of July 2014, which was previously hosted by the World Bank since the network's inception. As the GDLN Global Secretariat, the KDI School's role is to enhance and facilitate GDLN global and cross-regional programs and activities, and support the work of the GDLN Global Board.
Optional Value-Add
As part of the KDI and KDI School's mission to promote knowledge-sharing and disseminate information, if agreeable to partner countries, specific sessions of suggested programs can be simultaneously broadcast via videoconference to further expand the target audience, which could include additional members of the partner countries or other relevant parties or organizations.
  • For more information about the GDLN, please visit the following websites.
    • GDLN Global:
    • GDLN Korea:
Educational Cooperation Project for Reinforcing Public Diplomacy
This project is a partnership with distinguished universities in the Washington D.C. area and in Berlin, Germany that aims to provide direct support for the Korea Studies Program at these respective universities. Through this project, KDI School intends to expand and reinforce a network of scholars and experts on Korea Studies who can help promote mutual understanding between Korea and the global community through research projects and outreach activities.
  • Contact
    • Managing Director
    • Haiyoung Yun
    • +82-44-550-1118