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KOICA’s Presence in Asia and Pacific Region

Geographical proximity and cultural affinity made Asia and Pacific a priority region for KOICA’s assistance packages. KOICA is offering and implementing targeted assistance programs that reflect partner’s income level and specific demands in Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, Northeast Asia and Pacific Region. To support the national development of the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), targeted programs designed to address the specific needs of each partner country are put in place.

KOICA is helping Pacific islands that fall under the blind spot of international assistance and providing humanitarian assistance to conflict regions in Asia such as Afghanistan.

 

 

Projects 

HRD Center Project in Cambodia

(2011~2014 / $7.45 million) 

In its efforts to combat poverty and achieve sustained economic growth, Cambodia prioritized job creation and human resources development to achieve national development in accordance with its Rectangular Strategy and National Strategic Development Plan (NSDP). To help Cambodia meet its goals, KOICA launched the HRD Center Project in 2011 with the aim of setting a new model for human resources development. To signify the friendly relationship between Cambodia and Korea, the Center was named Cambodia-Korea Cooperation Center (CKCC). Established within the campus of the Royal University of Phnom Pehnh (RUPP), the Center offers various specialized courses in such areas as IT, public administration and business management. The Center also offers courses designed to directly enhance the employability of trainees such as Korean language classes and courses on middle management positions at Korean businesses. 

V-KIST Establishment Support Project

(2014~2017 / $3.50 million) 

Vietnam has put in place many policy measures to grow into a modern industrialized economy by implementing its Socio-Economic Development Strategy (SEDS). As Korea saw the first hand roles of science and technology in national development with the establishment of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) backed by the U.S foreign assistance, KOICA is hoping to share its experience with Vietnam. To this end, KOICA is supporting the establishment of the V-KIST to pass on Korea’s know-how and research capabilities to Vietnam. Through this project, KOICA expects that the V-KIST will play an important role in supporting Vietnam’s endeavors to establish a research institute that can lead future technology and develop capacity of human resources. 

Top 5 Asian partner countries (USD in Million) 

Rank

country

Amount

Percentage(%)

Of KOICA’s total budget

Of KOICA’s budget for the region

1

Vietnam

27

5.7%

12.8%

2

Philippines

21.8

4.6%

10.3%

3

Cambodia

21.7

4.5%

10.3%

4

Indonesia

19.2

4.0%

9.1%

5

Myanmar

11.3

2.4%

5.4%

Total

101

21.1%

47.9%

 

Assistance by Sector priority in Asia (USD in Million) 

Sector

Amount

Percentage(%)

Education

82.2

35.6%

Health

40.4

17.5%

Public Administration

33

14.3%

Rural Development

31.3

13.6%

Industry & Energy

43.2

18.7%

Disaster Relief

0.5

0.2%

Others

0

0.0%

Total

230.6

100%