Documents/KOICA

Our Mission

Strategic_Plan

Publication: 2010-09-01

Source: http://www.koica.go.kr/english/koica/policies/index.html

In the past, development cooperation efforts were focused on meeting the Basic Human Needs(BHNs) of developing countries and on fostering their Human Resources Development(HRD). However, the focus has now shifted to promoting sustainable development, strengthening partnerships with developing partners, and enhancing the local ownership of beneficiaries. Additionally, global concerns such as the environment, poverty reduction, and gender mainstreaming, have gained significant importance in the international community.

Due to the continuously changing trends in development assistance efforts and practices, KOICA is striving to adapt to these changes by using its limited financial resources effectively in areas where Korea has a comparative advantage. In particular, Korea has the unique experience of developing from one of the poorest countries in the world to one of the most economically advanced, "and know-how gained from this experience" is an invaluable asset that helps KOICA to efficiently support the sustainable socio-economic development of its partner countries.

Submitter:

Name:Owen Ambur

Email:Owen.Ambur@verizon.net

Organization:

Name:Korea International Cooperation Agency

Acronym:KOICA

Description:
The Korea International Cooperation Agency was founded as a government agency on April 1, 1991, to maximize the effectiveness of Korea's grant aid programs for developing countries by implementing the government's grant aid and technical cooperation programs.