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National Territorial and Regional Development Policy Course of Three South American Countries

July 6 (Sat) ~ July 19 (Fri), 2013

Anyang & Seongnam, Korea

Korea International Cooperation Agency 

Korea Research Institute for Human Settlement








The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) 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.

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, gender mainstreaming, and population have gained significant importance among donor countries.
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 on areas where Korea has a comparative advantage.
In particular, since Korea has the unique experience of developing from one of the poorest countries in the world to one of the most economically advanced, this know-how is an invaluable asset that helps KOICA to efficiently support the sustainable socioeconomic development of its partner countries.
Korea’s ODA & Framework
Official Development Assistance (ODA) is composed of grants or concessional loans, which are provided to developing countries with the purpose of promoting economic development and welfare.
Korea’s ODA is classified into three areas: 1) bilateral aid (grant aid & technical cooperation), 2) bilateral loans, and 3) financial subscriptions and contributions to international organizations (multilateral).
Bilateral aid is comprised of technical cooperation and various types of transfer (made in cash, goods or services) with no obligation for repayment, and is implemented by KOICA under the authority of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in the Republic of Korea. Bilateral loans are provided on concessional terms under the name of the Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF), implemented by the Export-Import Bank of Korea under the Ministry of Strategy and Finance. Multilateral assistance is delivered either as financial subscriptions or contributions to international organizations.

Korea's Experience and KOICA's Program for Human Resources Development
Human Resources Development (HRD) has been the most important factor in Korea’s escape from vicious cycle of poverty and underdevelopment that had existed for many decades. With scarce natural resources, HRD played a vital role in modern Korea’s development. Clearly, Korea has emerged as an exemplary showcase of national development powered by HRD.
From its own development experience, Korea came to fully recognize the significance of HRD, specifically in regard to Korea’s collaboration with other developing countries. With much experience and know-how in HRD, Korea contributes greatly to the international community by sharing its unique development experience with other nations.
Since its establishment in 1991, KOICA supported a variety of international cooperation programs for HRD, mainly in project-type aid form, focusing on education and vocational training with a concentration in building a foundation for HRD.
The training and expertise-sharing programs help our partner countries build administrative and technical expertise in both the public and private sectors. In order to share experience at the grassroots level, under the name of World Friends Korea, KOICA dispatches Korea Overseas Volunteers to provide services in the fields such as education, regional development, computer science, health care and nursing. Approximately 7,806 volunteers have been dispatched to 57 countries thus far.
The training program provides opportunities to individuals from developing countries to gain first-hand knowledge of Korea’s development experience. The purpose of the program is to enable the participants to apply what they learned for the development of their home country or local community. Since 1991, KOICA has offered 2,813 courses to 44,321 participants from 173 countries. There are a wide range of topics covered in the training program, including administration, economic development, science and technology, information and communication technology, agriculture and health. In order to meet the changing needs of partner countries, KOICA always strives to renovate and improve its HRD programs

Part I


A. Title: National Territorial and Regional Development Policy Course for the Green Growth of Three Emerging Countries

B. Duration: July 6 (Sat) ~ July 19 (Fri), 2013 (14 days)

C. Objectives

1) To understand the national territory and regional development policy of Korea

2) To acquire the capabilities to apply best practices of Korean territorial and regional development policy for participants’ countries

3) To strengthen global network/partnership between Korea and participant’s country in areas of national territory and regional development policy in the first year of KOICA’s 3 year training program

D. Number of Participants: 15 participants from Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru

Colombia (5), Ecuador (5), Peru (5)

E. Language: English

F. Venue: Anyang & Seongnam, South Korea

G. Training Institute: Korea Research Institute for Human Settlement (KRIHS)

H. Accommodations: KOICA International Cooperation Center – ICC

I. Qualification of Applicants:

1) Director-level government officials in the related field

2) Should be expected to work in the related field for at least two years after the program

3) Should have sufficient command of both written and spoken English

4) Should be in good health, both physically and mentally

J. Closing Date for Application: June 7 (Fri), 2013

* After application process, KRIHS and applicants will have an audio conference for interview

Part II




Lecture & Discussion

Study Visit

Module 1.

Understanding of Korean Society and Geography

Understanding of Korean society and culture

▷Geography of Korea

Module 2

Macro level of National Territorial and Regional Development Planning

▷ Overview of Comprehensive National Territorial Planning (CNTP) in Korea

▷ Role allocation and collaboration with Central and Regional Government in CNTP

▷ Methods of financing and PPP in CNTP

Land Policy in Korea

▷ Transport and Infrastructure Development Policy in Korea

The Korea Land & Housing Corporation (LH)

Presidential Commission on Architecture Policy

Module 3

Regional level of National Territorial and Regional Development Planning

▷ Korea’s Urban Development Policy (e.g., Urbanization process, New town etc.)

▷ Overview of Regional Development Strategies (e.g., Industrial Complex/Park)

New town City: Bundang

Industrial Complex: Ulsan or Busan

Module 4

Micro level of National Territorial and Regional Development Planning

▷ Low Carbon Green City Planning in Korea

▷ ICT and Smart City Planning

▷Geographic Information System (GIS) and Geographic Methodologies (e.g., 3D Simulation)

Anyang City Ubiquitous Integrated Center

Experience Green Growth Hall

SK T:um

Module 5

Group Discussion Seminar

Meeting with Advisor in KRIHS

▷ Discussion on Implications from Korea’s case

Final workshop

Social & Cultural Program

▷Experience Korean society, lifestyle, and traditional and modern culture

Gyeongbok Palace


Cheongyecheon Stream


Gyeongju Culture and History Tour


Insa Dong, and Namdaemun Market

2. workshop FOR action plan

- Final Workshop:

- Present Action Plan Paper (Guideline Paper)

- Discussion and Share Opinions on Each Presentation

- Reaching Conclusions

Part III



Program participants are requested to prepare and submit their country report to the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlement (KRIHS) Training coordinator via e-mail to Ms. Heeyoun You ( until June 28, 2013.

  • If participants fail to submit a country report by e-mail, he/she will be asked to submit it to the Program Coordinator upon his/her arrival in Korea. It is recommended that the report be submitted on USB memory device. 

The Country Report should be in MS PowerPoint or Word format. The length of the report should not exceed 20 A4-sized pages. The report should be written in English and double-spaced.

All participants are required to make a 15-minute presentation on their country report. For more effective presentations, a projector, slide projector, overhead projector, and multimedia TV will be available (PowerPoint presentations are preferred).

 On the first day of Training Course, all participants will make an individual or group presentation titled “Country Report”, prepared as per the following guidelines.

 Based on what you have presented and discussed throughout the courses, you are requested to present Action Plans on the last day of the Workshop.
A. Your Country’s Territorial and Regional Development Plans: Goals, Priorities, Strategies
B. Your Country’s Development Challenges
Country Report should include Action Plan also.

- Choose your topic related to Your Country’s Territorial and Regional Issue (We would like to recommend you to refer to this program agenda)

- Proposal concerning each subject in your view
1. To mention major issues and problems which you would like to talk about

2. To analyze the issues and problems

3. To suggest a policy alternative or a reform plan
On the first day of the training course, please make an individual or group presentation titled “Country Report” on policies or issues that you’re interested in related to territorial and regional policy in your country.
Based on what you have presented and discussed throughout the courses, you are requested to preset Action Plans on the last day of the Workshop.


Part IV


All participants are requested to prepare Action Plan Presentation at the end of the course. The Action Plan is to bringing up each country’s current problems and proposing appropriate solutions in order to solve those problems.

It is a good idea for the participants to improve their presentation for Action Plan based on the knowledge acquired from the training course by making a good use of their weekend or leisure time.
KRIHS differentiates the name of Action Plan paper annually. Table below shows the concept of action plan for your information.
Action Plan Paper of KRIHS


1st Year(2013)

2nd Year(2014)

3rd Year(2015)


Guideline Paper

Roadmap Paper

Project Proposal


A document includes

1) Current issue

2) Basic solution

for green growth national and regional development policy

A document includes 1) Methodology to solve the issues and problems

2) Time schedule

A document includes

1) Priority decision of project in each country

2) Financial support agent

3) Role allocation of participant country, KRIHS, KOICA, and other MDBs.


  1. Bring up various problems related to each country’s current situation in education.

  1. Find out the best way of solving problems and make proposals.

  1. Think about how it will affect the current problems and what advantages it will bring in the future.


Part V


Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS)

The Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS) is a nonprofit and independent research organization established to carry out, among other things, the following roles: to improve the knowledge and understanding of the conditions and problems of the nation's land resources and their interactions with people; to assist the government in formulating long-range development plans and strategies, and to make policy recommendations on related matters; to interact and cooperate with academic circles in solving theoretical and practical problems concerning critical human settlement issues; to develop and maintain a database containing up-to-date information and statistics on the nation's land resources for use by the government, scholars, and general public; to exchange and disseminate significant research findings at home and abroad in the field of human settlement management and planning.
Both basic and applied researches are conducted at KRIHS. Basic research is concerned with theoretical and methodological development as well as various policy-oriented analyses applicable to the evaluation of critical public issues. Applied research projects involve actual formulation of plans and development strategies of various natures, including major national plans. KRIHS also undertakes local and regional planning as well as technical feasibility studies on contractual basis for local, national and international clients.

In an effort to properly articulate the policy problems and issues, and also to disseminate important research outcomes, KRIHS organizes seminars, workshops, and public hearings on plan proposals and various policy issues. International conferences are also organized occasionally with involvement of visiting foreign scholars and sister institutions on relevant themes. KRIHS has carried out education and training programs for officials from developing countries since 1987. We produced 490 officials trainee from 60 developing countries.

KRIHS has seven specialized research divisions and one supporting administrative division, and the total number of its staff members is about 310. In particular, KRIHS created a GDPC (Global Development Partnership Center) in December 2010. One of GDPC’s functions is a training program that transferring Korea’s unique knowledge of national territorial development model to the developing countries.

GDPC will carry out education and training for government officials and experts from the developing countries worldwide. There will be long/short term programs ranging from 1 to 6 weeks depending on the trainees’ demands.

2. Regulations

 Participants should participate in the training to the best of their abilities

 Participants should refrain from engaging in political activity or any form of employment for profit or gain

 Participants must return to their home country upon completion of the training program and resume work in their country

 Participants should not extend the length of the training course or stay for personal convenience

 Participants are not permitted to change the flight schedule arranged by KOICA for personal convenience

 Participants should not be accompanied by any member of their family

 Participants are to assume responsibility for any personal expenses incurred regardless of implementation of the course

 Participants are required to strictly observe the course schedule and abide by the rules and regulations stipulated by the Korean government in respect to the training course

 Participants are not permitted to change the flight schedule arranged by KOICA for personal convenience


Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)

Program Manager: Ms. Minkyeong SEONG

Phone: +82-31-740-0419

Fax: +82-31-740-0684


Program Coordinator: Ms. Minkyeong Kim

Phone: +82-31-777-2646

Fax: +82-31-777-2680


Korea Research Institute for Human Settlement (KRIHS)

Training Manager: Dr. Sangkeon LEE

Phone: +82-31-380-0337

 Fax: +82-31-380-0468


Training Coordinator: Ms. Heeyoun YOU

Phone: +82-31-380-0553

 Fax: +82-31-380-0468


Appendix 1.

Brand-New Name of the Fellowship Program
KOICA has launched a brand-new name for the KOICA Fellowship Program in order to more effectively raise awareness about the program among the public and its partner countries.
In English, CIAT stands for Capacity Improvement and Advancement for Tomorrow and in Korean it means “seed (씨앗)” with hopes to contributing in the capacity development of individual fellows as well as the organizations and countries to which they belong.

Appendix 2.
The Fellows’ Facebook is a place for fellows to ask questions and write comments on KOICA fellowship programs. So, if you have questions regarding our program, please feel free to join our facebook community

Do you have a Twitter account? It seems everyone does these days. If you have a Twitter account, be sure to follow us @koica_icc

Appendix 3.

Map of Korea

"Please remember to read the Fellows' Guidebook. It is available from the Korean Embassy or KOICA Overseas Office in your country and provides valuable information regarding KOICA programs, allowances, expenses, regulations, preparations for departure, and etc."

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