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In order to support the self-reliant growth of developing countries, supports to the economic infrastructure need to be made in order to handle the rapid population growth and industrialization, in turn indirectly contribute to achieving Millennium Development Goal 1 (eradicating extreme poverty and hunger). In addition to this, projects in this industry and energy sector are highly relevant to environmental concerns, thus related to Millennium development Goal 8 (developing a global partnership for development). The importance of economic development is re-emphasized within the Post-MDG context for the sustainable development of developing countries.



To promote self-reliant economic growth and industrial development through establishing fundamental social infrastructure and capacity building for land management


  • Concentration on projects with comparative advantage considering partner countries’ economic development stage and national development strategy
  • Infrastructure operation and management capacity building with technical transfers and consultations
  • Contributing to partner countries’ economic development and also promote new markets for domestic industries


Strategic Objectives

Transportation infrastructure expansion

Land development planning and capacity building

Waster resource management

Energy infrastructure improvement

Establishment of Industrial Development Foundation

Key Programs

Support road infrastructure establishment

Systematization of the National Territorial Information System

Water and sewage management

Electric power supply and efficiency improvement

Industrial Policy Capacity Building

Support railway infrastructure establishment

Urban planning development

Riverside development and countermeasures against flood damages

Support port infrastructure establishment

Land development policy making

Comprehensive water development

Technical assistance on renewable energy

Private Investment Activation

Support airport infrastructure establishment

Comprehensive transportation development

Establishment of the industrial development foundation

Industrial policy capacity building/private investment activation



Choice and Concentration

Aid Effectiveness

Partnership Reinforcement


Support for concentrating on the Country Partnership Strategy (CPS)

Strengthen the monitoring and evaluation framework


Realization of the participatory model


Special concerns for vulnerable groups, e.g., women, children, etc.


Programs application by development stages of developing countries


Strengthen aid harmonization on sites


Focus on programs with comparative advantages









Within the industry and energy sector, KOICA supports to establish fundamental social infrastructure and land development to promote developing countries’ sustainable and self-reliant economic development and industrial growth. In turn, KOICA provides diverse aid projects with focus on expanding transportation infrastructure, land development planning and capacity building, managing water resources, and improving energy infrastructure. In addition to this, with the Development Experience Exchange Partnership (DEEP)1 and its escalation strategy, technical assistance consulting projects would be expanded in industry and energy sector.


1. Transportation Infrastructure


Transportation infrastructure development contributes to activating regional economy through increasing internal and external interchanges of personnel and material resources. KOICA is providing programs for transportation infrastructure expansion for improving market accessibility and regional balanced development of developing countries.


(1) Support for Road Infrastructure Establishment

Road construction consulting (DEEP program), road transportation information system building, trainings for road management and facility modernization, etc.


(2) Support for Railway Infrastructure Establishment

Railway modernization consulting (DEEP program), improvement of railway management system, trainings for railway management and facility modernization, etc.


(3) Support for Port Infrastructure Establishment

Port facility modernization consulting (DEEP program), logistics and distribution information management system building, trainings for port management and facility modernization, etc.


(4) Support for Airport Infrastructure Establishment

Airport construction consulting (DEEP Program), aerial information and airport management system building, trainings for airport management and facility modernization, etc.


(5) Comprehensive Transportation Development

Support establishing national transportation and logistics plan, intelligent transportation system (ITS) building and comprehensive transportation and logistics system building, etc.


2. Land Development Planning and Capacity Building


The majority of developing countries are having difficulties in land development due to the lack of capacity for building and utilizing basic database, in turn hindering sustainable economic growth and national development. Thus, KOICA supports developing countries’ national land management system establishment and management capacity building for their sustainable economic growth and social development.


(1) Systematization of National Territorial Information System

Land partition adjustment, geological mapping, mining industry promotion and national space information system building, etc.


(2) Urban Planning Development

Industry innovative cluster, new town development (green city, cultural and historical city planning) and housing construction consulting, etc.


(3) Land Development Policy Making

Land development policy making and national territory management system building, etc.


3. Water Resource Management


Most of developing countries’ economic structures depend on primary industry like agriculture, thus the importance of water resource utilization is significant. However, of the quality of living, drinking, and industrial water is deteriorated due to the poor fresh water management systems. Also, river basins maintenances are not organized well, in turn aggravate flood damage and slow down recoveries. Therefore, KOICA carries on consulting and technical assistances for developing countries’ efficient and effective water management.


(1) Water and Sewage Management

Fresh water management, sewage management system improvement, sewage disposal facility management, etc.


(2) Riverside Development and Countermeasures against Flood Damages

Riverside maintenance and management, natural disasters countermeasure, etc.


(3) Comprehensive Water Development

Constructing and operating multi-purpose dam, natural resource protection policy making, etc.


4. Energy Infrastructure Improvement


Most of developing countries show a rapid growth in electricity demand due to their sharp population growth, industrialization, and urbanization. However, limited and unstable electric supply and lack of energy resource securing techniques are hindering key industries and national development of developing countries. In order to secure stable electricity supply and ease energy infrastructure gap between regions, KOICA provides consulting and training programs for energy infrastructure improvement and securing energy resources.


(1) Electric Power Supply and Efficiency Improvement

Power plant construction and operation, power transmission and distribution network establishment, dissemination of energy saving techniques, etc.


(2) Technical Assistance on Renewable Energy

Support for alternative energy development including solar, micro hydro etc.


5. Establishment of Industrial Development Foundation


This strategic objective is designed to implement projects comprehensively within industry and energy sector, from transportation infrastructure expansion to energy infrastructure improvement. In doing so, KOICA strategically focuses on industrial policy making and private investment activation below this strategic objective to construct foundations for comprehensive and sustainable economic growth and development of partner countries.


(1) Industrial Policy Capacity Building

Industrial policy making, regional industrial development policy making, fostering domestic light industries, industry standardization, and certification system making, etc.


(2) Private Investment Activation

Consulting on SMEs fostering strategy, infrastructure development via private investments, etc.


Major projects in 2015 


Projects (US$ ~million / from ~ to ~)



Local Off-Grid Communities Living Condition

Improvement Project

(USD 3.35 million / From 2014 to 2016)



The Master Plan for the development of Renewable Energy in Cameroon

(USD 2 million / From 2014 to 2015)



Feasibility Study of Energy Efficiency Improvement in Electric Distribution and Pilot AMR/Billing system in Iraq (USD 4.3 million / From 2012 to 2015)



Preparation of master plan for Ssisa and Ntenjeru new town in the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area

(USD 5.5 million / From 2014 to 2017)

Urban development


The Master Plan for Urban Transport System Development in ACCRA

(USD 1.5 million / From 2013 to 2016)



Master Plan for Urban and Rural Transportation in KRG, Iraq (USD 4.5 million /From 2014 to 2016)



Project on Establishing Master Plan for Arterial Road Network Development
(USD 4 million / From 2013 to 2015)



Development of the flood forecasting and warning system in the upstream of Citarum River Basin, Indonesia

(US$ 5 million / From 2014 to 2016)

Water Management


Demonstration Project for the Ciliwung River Restoration in Indonesia (USD 5 million / From 2013 to 2015)

Water Management