Starting with only 2 partner countries in 2004, the number has grown to 46 by 2013. The KSP has offered comprehensive development assistance programs to those countries that include in-depth analysis, policy recommendations on priority policy areas and policy training workshops for practitioners of partner countries based on Korea’s economic development experience. It has drawn much attention from developing countries as well as international organizations as alternative theory-oriented policy recommendations from advanced countries.
Partner countries are divided into two categories: 1) KSPs with the Development Partner Countries (DPCs) for a 1-year program, and 2) Strategic Development Partner Countries (SDPCs) for a 3-year program. The main areas of KSP include policy consultation, development of action plans, institutional building and capacity empowerment.
|Demand-driven||In general, the project topics are selected based on the need & requests from the partner countries and tailored to meet the development objectives.|
|Policy-Oriented||The objective of KSP is to provide policy recommendations and alternatives in achieving the development goals of the partner country, and therefore aims to provide concrete policy solutions to the topics selected by partner countries.|
|Participation-oriented||Korean experts from the public and private sectors jointly work with experts of the partner countries to conduct research into topics of their choice and provide policy recommendations to the government of the partner country. Retired high-ranking officials of the Korean government who have had abundant experience in policy formulation and implementation take part in the program.|
|Integrated||The KSP is composed of policy research work, policy consultation and capacity building program. It aims to promote and enhance formulating and implementing policies in partner countries as well as strengthening policymaking capacities of government officials.|
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