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Good governance is one of the key issues to support self-reliant growth and establish fair market economy of developing countries and achieve aid effectiveness. Increased awareness on the important role of governance within international development contexts contributes to anti-corruption, transparency and aid harmonization, in turn supports the accomplishment of Millennium Development Goal 8 (developing a global partnership for development).



To promote sustainable economic growth and implement stable social system of partner countries through capacity development on public administration



  • Institutional and legal support to improve the quality of lives for citizens in developing countries
  • Reinforcement of policy development and implementation competencies for sustainable growth of developing countries
  • Governance improvement to enhance development effectiveness


Strategic Objectives

Capacity Building on National Economic Development Initiatives

Effective and Efficient E-Government Implementation

Efficient and Transparent Administrative Competency Development

Legal System and Public Security Modification for Social Stability

Key Programs

Support of national economic plan

Preparation on e-government institutional framework

Capacity development of civil servants

Capacity building of judicial officers

Development experience consultation on transition to market economy

E-government infrastructure building

Anti-corruption and transparency

Introducing fair and just legal system

Legal consulting on management of industrial policies

E-government upgrade

Quality improvement of public services

Crime prevention and public security



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






In the public administration sector, KOICA provides support with a focus on identifying new growth drivers for sustainable growth, fostering administrative capacity and settling stable social and economic systems for partner countries. KOICA initiated the “KOICA Mid-Term Strategy on Public Administration (2011-2015),” and, according to the strategy, defined its major strategic objectives as: establishing economic development strategies, implementing e-governments, developing efficient and transparent administrative competencies, adjusting legal systems, and achieving social stability. KOICA is especially providing extensive support with various projects on improving efficiency and transparency and capacity building of civil servants in developing countries based on Korea’s government-led growth experiences.


1. Support for National Economic Development Initiatives

National economic development initiatives and related working plans as well as capacity development plans are prerequisites for sustainable economic growth of developing countries. KOICA supports developing countries to develop their own economic development plans with various projects ranging from capacity development, institutional buildings, and research to policy consulting. Especially, KOICA concentrates on countries in the transitional process of going from a closed planned economy to open market economy.


(1) Capacity Building for Policy Makers

Short- and long-term training programs for officials in developing countries, etc. 

(2) Fostering Competencies of Economic Strategy Development

Dispatch of middle- and long-term policy advisors, joint research on national development strategies, etc. 

(3) Support on transition toward market economy

Pilot projects in relation with the policy consulting results (stock markets establishment, industrial complex development, etc.).


2. Effective and Efficient E-Government Implementation 

The introduction of the e-government system would lead national informatization and computerization in developing countries, and in turn contribute to enhancing administrative transparency and efficiency. According to the development levels of partner countries, KOICA supports establishing e-government master plans for countries with no ICT infrastructure, and e-procurement, taxations, customs service systems or patent systems for middle-income countries with some ICT infrastructure. 

(1) Consultations on Institutional Framework

Policy advice for legal and institutional systems (e-government model, national informatization, sectoral computerization, middle- and long-term IT development plan, etc.). 

(2) Provision of E-Government Infrastructure

Construct facilities and operation system supports for integrated database centers, integrated communication networks, etc. 

(3) E-Government Acceleration Plan

Situation analysis of nationwide services and provision of informatization roadmaps, ICT system sophistication (e-procurement, taxations, customs service, patent and mailing services, etc.) 


3. Efficient and Transparent Administrative Competency Development 

Strengthening efficiency and transparency of developing countries through anti-corruption, government innovation, performance management and deregulation enables sound development and implementation of public policies and institutional systems. KOICA provides support on innovation roadmap establishment and capacity development of officials, especially focusing on partner countries with a strong will for reformation.


(1) Capacity Building for Public Institutions and Civil Servants

Provide training programs for government officials, human resource management systems, etc.


(2) Supports on the Innovation Policymaking

Conduct basic surveys on current institutions and social structure of developing countries, technical consultation on middle and long-term innovation policies in public areas (performance management, anti-corruption, and capacity building for rural governments), etc.


(3) Sustainable Reformation on Government Administrative Institutions

Establish anti-corruption institutions (audit institutions), strengthen transparency on budgetary reports, introduce a fair election system, deregulation and simplification of administrative procedures, etc.


4. Legal System and Public Security Modification for Social Stability

It is important to make groundwork of sound constitutionalism for sustainable growth and social equality in developing countries. KOICA in particular supports East Asia due to its high demands for jurisdiction cooperation and Latin America for its unstable social security through capacity building programs for judges and judicial or legislative system improvement programs. 

(1) Capacity Building for Judicial and Legislative Institutions

Provide middle- and long-term training programs, technical consulting by experts, etc. 

(2) Legal System Improvement

Co-research on judicial and legislative systems, consultation on judicial fairness and efficiency, fostering judges, jurist and prosecutors, etc. 

(3) Social Stability Reinforcement

Crime prevention, strengthening of social security, enhancement of reaction capabilities to cyber crimes, institutional development of forensic science, improvement of political stabilities, etc.


Major projects in 2015 


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

DR Congo

Project for Construction of National Museum in the DRC (US$ 20.0 million / from 2012 to 2019)


Project for capacity building for the Judicial Training School(US$ 9.5 million / from 2013 to 2015)


Modernization and Automation of Entebbe International Airport in Uganda(US$ 9.5 million / from 2014 to 2017)


Project for Capacity Building of E-Government in Nigeria(US$ 8.56 million / from 2013 to 2017)


The Project for Attorney General Office of Performance Management Reform and Case Management System Development(US$ 7.0 million / from 2014 to 2017)


Project for the Establishment of the Palestine National School for Administration (US$ 7.0 million / from 2014 to 2017)


Strengthening the public security sector in Honduras(US$ 5.5 million / from 2013 to 2016)


The Project for Custom Modernization by Implementation of Unified Customs Single-Window Information System in Uzbekistan(US$ 5.5 million / from 2013 to 2016)


The Project For Development of E-Immigration System in Mongolia (US$ 5.0 million / from 2013 to 2016)