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Seminar on Development Cooperation for Inclusive Recovery and Step Forward: Sharing Hope, Sharing Future

  • Date2021/11/25
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The Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) held an international seminar on “Development Cooperation for Inclusive Recovery and Step Forward” on November 25, 2021. Hosted by the Office for Government Policy Coordination (OGPC) and the National Research Council for Economics, Humanities, and Social Sciences (NRC), and organized by the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), the seminar was convened to discuss Korea’s development cooperation strategy and its role as an emerging donor country for inclusive recovery, and step forward in celebration of the 11th anniversary of Korea’s membership in the OECD DAC. Experts gathered to learn policy lessons from Korea's development experiences and to re-examine the role of international development cooperation, which has focused on more comprehensive and inclusive development since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015.

The Seminar was attended by Jung Hae-Gu, Chairperson of the National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences; Koo Yun-cheol, Minister of the OPC; Sohn Hyuk-Sang, President of KOICA; and experts from the field. 

In his opening speech, Chairperson Jung Hae-Gu expressed his hopes for active discussions on future development cooperation under the sprit of inclusive recovery and progress forward, touching upon the gap between developed and developing countries in the process of responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

Koo Yun-cheol, Minister of the OPC, stated the policy goal of doubling Korea's ODA scale by 2030 in his opening speech, and also emphasized Korea’s will and efforts to build a better global community along with the international society, based on the spirit of cooperation and solidarity.

Director Jorge Moreira da Silva of the OECD DCD delivered a keynote speech under the theme of “Inclusive Development Cooperation for Sustainable Future.”
  
Under the theme of "The Role of International Development Cooperation and Korea's Experience," the first session was chaired by Vice President of KIEP Jung Sung-Chun, and Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, director of the OECD Development Center, presented on "New Changes and Features in International Development Cooperation.” Suh Joonghae, Executive Director of the Korea Development Institute (KDI), then presented “Korea’s Transition in Development Aid: Key Success Factors and Lessons Learned.” H.E. Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, Ambassador of the Islamic Repuclic of Pakistan, H.E. Nguyen Vu Tung, Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and H.E. Mamadou Gueye Faye, Ambassador of the Republic of Senegal, participated in the discussion as well.

President of the Korea Environment Institute Yoon Je Yong chaired the second session under the theme of “Sustainable Future and Development Cooperation.” Jason Allford, Special Representative of World Bank Group Korea Office, provided a presentation on “Sustainable Development through Sustained Innovative Financing.” Yun Mi Kyung, Member of the Committee for International Development Cooperation, also presented on “Recent Development of Korea’s ODA Policy: Future Challenges.” Discussants, such as Ryu Hakseok, Senior Specialist for External Relations and Outreach & Head of Korea Liaison Unit of GGGI, Oyun Sanjaasuren, Director of External Affairs of GCF and Anne Juepner, Director of UNDP Seoul Policy Centre, also joined and shared their views in the session.

- Title: Development Cooperation for Inclusive Recovery and Step Forward: Sharing Hope, Sharing Future
- Date & Time: November 25, 2021 10:30-18:00
- Venue: The-K Hotel Seoul, Crystal Ballroom
- Organized by: Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)
- Hosted by: Office for Government Policy Coordination, Prime Minister's Secretariat / National Research Council for Economics, Humanities, and Social Sciences (NRC)