November 28, 2011
The Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness is currently on in Busan from 29 November 2011 to 1 December 2011. The Forum brings together political leaders, government representatives, parliamentarians, civil society organisations and private sector representatives from both developing and donor countries.
The Forum will seek to assess progress in improving the quality of aid against the agreed commitments and share global experiences in delivering the best results; and seek to agree upon a document to further the effectiveness of aid and development efforts and pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Korea has a large stake in the forum. It is a shining example of a country that has transformed from a net aid recipient to a net aid donor. The holding of the Forum in Busan allows Korea to share its own development experience, which has attracted a considerable amount of research in South Korea over the last two years.
The Korea Development Institute (KDI) has a number of publications looking at Korea’s experience in passing on its development experience, including “Using Knowledge Exchange for Capacity Development: What Works in Global Practice?”, a Joint Study by the Korea Development Institute and World Bank Institute, published in November 2011.
“…In this joint study, the Korea Development Institute (KDI) and World Bank Institute (WBI) assess three of their South-South knowledge exchange programs to analyze their effectiveness as well as gather lessons that can inform global practice…”
Check out KDI’s publications on development and the Korean experience, available at http://www.kdi.re.kr/kdi_eng/main/main.jsp. Well worth a read!