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‘EDCF 30th Anniversary KSP Dissemination Conference’ was held at Grand Intercontinental Seoul Parnas in Korea from September 5th (Tue) to 6th (Wed) 2017. The event titled ‘Shaping the Future with EDCF and KSP’ was hosted by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance and co-organized by Korea Development Institute (KDI), The Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM), and Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA). The programs for the conference include Roundtable, Country Investment Forum, KSP Dissemination Conference, Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Session, One on One Business Meeting etc.

Three cases were presented at the KSP Dissemination Conference. (1) 2016/17 KSP with Guatemala on e-Government Development: Focusing on Establishment of Government Integrated Data Center (GIDC) and National Infrastructure, (2) 2016/17 KSP-ADB Joint Consulting with Sri Lanka: Establishment of ICT Hubs for Secondary Education Project in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, and (3) 2016/17 KSP with Iran Policy recommendation for FDI promotion in Iran: results and lessons. The achievements / visions for the KSP and challenges and opportunities for knowledge sharing activities were also discussed to explore the ways to develop KSP.

The conference was targeted for the wide range of persons with regard to KSP including Nak-yon Lee (Prime Minister for Republic of Korea), Hyung Kwon Ko (1st Vice Minister, Ministry of Stategy and Finance for Republic of Korea), Kyung Wook Hur (Former Ambassador of Korea to the OECD), and Kwang Eon Sul (Executive Director, Center for International Development, Korea Development Institute). The participants from partnering countries and institutes consist of Nguyen Chi Dung (Minister, Ministry of Planning and Investment for Vietnam), Axel van Trotsenburg (Vice president, Development Finance, The World Bank Group), Mario Pezzini (Director, OECD Development Centre), Oscar Cobar Pinto (Secretary, National Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation, Guatemala), M.M.Wehella (Additional Secretary, Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka), and Ahmad Jamali (Director General for Foreign Investment, Organization for Investment, Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran (OIETAI)).
The 2017 KSP Regional Seminar with European Countries was held at Sofitel Budapest, Hungary on September 14, 2017. The event was hosted by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of Korea and organized by Korea Development Institute.
The Regional Seminar aimed to share successful results of KSP in Europe and discuss ways to deepen cooperation through knowledge- and experience-sharing. The Seminar was composed of three main sessions: (1) Utilizing KSP Platform to Strengthen Korea-Europe Cooperation; (2) Technology, RD and Innovation; and (3) Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Policies. Over the years, these themes were the most highlighted in KSP cooperation with countries in the Central Eastern Europe.
The seminar targeted selected policy makers and senior government officials, representatives from private sector and international organizations, academics and civil society actors from Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia. Director Jun-Ho Shin (Ministry of Strategy and Finance), Chairman Sungchul Chung (Korean Association for the Advancement of Scientific Culture) and Executive Director Wook Sohn (Bank of Korea Economic Research Institute) facilitated lively discussions in each session. The seminar provided for a unique opportunity of mutual-learning and celebration of best cases for KSP partners in Europe.
For more details on the Seminar, please refer to the attached agenda.
The 2015 KSP Regional Workshop in Asia, co-organized with Vietnam Institute for Development Strategies (VIDS) and Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs (OECD-DAF), will be held on 18th November 2015 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

The Regional Workshop aims to incorporate lessons drawn from Korea’s development experience, disseminate knowledge sharing in a broader context, and promote knowledge-sharing platforms on a global scale. And in order to improve effectiveness of Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP) and to provide a unique opportunity to discuss among KSP partner countries, this year’s Regional Workshop will be held under the theme of ‘Public Finance Management Reform,’ which is one of the core issues for KSP development partner countries in Asia.

About 100 participants from Asia including high-level and senior government officials and sector experts from Cambodia, Mongolia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam will come together and discuss about the importance of public financial management and issues rising in managing public finances. The Workshop is composed of four main sessions: (1) feasibility study for effective public financial and assets management; (2) Public-Private Partnership for Financing; (3) Strategic Management of Public Finance through establishing Medium-Term Expenditure Framework; and (4) Institutional and Capacity Building for Effective PFM.

For more details on the Workshop, please refer to the attached agenda.
2014/15 Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP) Dissemination Seminar was held at the Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, Korea on August 26, 2015. The event was hosted by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of Korea and co-organized by the six operating agencies of KSP (Korea Development Institute, KDI School of Public Policy and Management, KOTRA, Korea Institute for Industrial Economic Trade, Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements, and the Export-Import Bank of Korea).

The seminar focused on the three main themes: (1) Briefing on the results and outcomes of 2014/15 Knowledge Sharing Program; (2) Panel discussion on “KSP as a Post-2015 Development Agenda”; (3) Six parallel sessions: KSP Economic Development planⅠ (Asia / CIS Europe), KSP Economic Development PlanⅡ (Latin America the Caribbean / Middle East Africa), KSP Industry Investment, KSP Consturtion Infrastructure, KSP Modularization, and Joint Consulting with International Orgnaizations.

The 2014/15 KSP Dissemination Seminar targeted selected policy makers and senior officials of national governments, local authorities, private sector representatives, civil society actors, academics and the media who are directly engaged in national development processes. Many distinguished experts and international resource persons in the field of international development cooperation participated and contributed to the Seminar including Choi, Kyunghwan (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy and Finance), Kim, Joon-Kyung (President of Korea Development Institute), Kwon, Okyu (Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economy), Salazar, Rafael (Former Ambassador of the Republic of Guatemala in Korea), Korostelev, Dmitry A. (Minister of Economic Development, Business and Trade of Kamchatskiy krai, Russia), Muthukuda Arachchi, K. H. (Director General of Central Environmental Authority, Sri Lanka), Pérez, Federico (President of Fondo de Desarrollo del Transporte Terrestre, Dominican Republic), Msuya, Joyce (Special Representative of World Bank Group), Huhtala, Ari (Deputy CEO of Policy and Programmes, CDKN, ODI), Kolev, Alexandre (Head of Social Cohesion Unit, OECD), Lee, Siwook (Executive Director of Center for International Development, KDI).

For more details, please refer to the attached file.
The Knowledge Sharing Program is a knowledge-intensive development and economic cooperation program designed to share Korea’s development experience with partner countries. It offers comprehensive policy consultations tailored to the needs of partner countries encompassing in-depth analysis, policy consultation, and training opportunities. Since its launch in 2004, KSP has grown in size and complexity, and has become a main channel for Korea’s knowledge sharing activities.
This seminar is primarily organized to build on the outcome of the KSP projects conducted in 2014, and share and discuss its policy implications with prominent policy-makers and experts from Korea and abroad.
The Seminar will serve as a dynamic platform to present your experience, share lessons learned, hear about practical solutions, and develop useful knowledge partnerships with peers from around the world that face similar challenges.

For more details, please refer to the attaced file.
KDI has completed KSP Policy Consultation with 11 African countries including Algeria, DR Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Libya, Mozambique, South Africa, and Tanzania. Believing its potential in transformation, KDI would like to encourage further proposals from the African countries for the KSP program and aims to share Korea’s development know-how with partner countries. KSP focuses on areas where Korea has had success and possesses strong expertise that can be shared with partner countries. These areas include, but not limited to, socio-economic development strategy, economic crisis management, financial services, human resource development, export promotion, agricultural development, knowledge-based economy, e-government and information and communication technology (ICT) development, energy and green growth, and infrastructure development.

The World Bank Group engages with most of African countries to support the eradication of extremes poverty and to generate shared prosperity across the region. With strong emphasis on increasing regional and national competitiveness, creating more jobs and opportunities for families, while reducing vulnerability and improving resilience. The Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET) was initiated by the World Bank Africa region education team in 2013 and the objective of the program is to contribute to creating the skilled human resources that are required for the socio-economic transformation of Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Regional Conference that will be held from July, 2nd ~ 4th in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia aims to incorporate lessons drawn from Korea’s development experience, disseminate knowledge sharing in a broader context, and promote knowledge-sharing platforms on a global scale. Through the conference, the KSP provides better targeted and tailored solutions for partner countries by incorporating KSP elements into WB’s resource and technical assistance/cooperation. Such incorporation contributes to Korea’s efforts to scale up its activities in development cooperation aligning with the international development cooperation architecture. In addition, the conference combines both Korea’s development experience and the consulting expertise of WB on development to maximize the comparative advantage of each while creating a synergistic effect. Lastly, the trilateral cooperation among Korea, WB, and African countries provides opportunities for mutual and continuous learning for all parties involved.

For media coverage, please find attached document

[KDE] Koreas New Community Development Movement(Saemaul Undong)
『 H.E.Mr.Trần Trọng Toàn, Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Vietnam to the ROK』

The [development] experience transferred from Korea is very much suitable to Vietnam, especially when we are making the socio-economic development for 5 years from 2011 to 2015 and 10 years for the socio-economic development strategy from 2011 to 2020.

[What is different about KSP is] that KSP contributes more to the policy planning process. Policy planning [can bring] more effective and far reaching consequences. Also, [KSP is different] in that KSP does not simply give you the fish, but the fishing rod and advise how to fish. This is why KSP is very meaningful. In this way, we sincerely appreciate Korea for cooperating with not only to Vietnam but also other developing countries.


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