KOICA is in an important stage in terms of change of domestic business environment as well as the improvement of system to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the same time.
‘The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ aims to enhance global sustainable growth not only in partner countries but also in donor countries. To this end, KOICA should establish the role and the function to foster win-win development mechanism through development cooperation that shares Korea's experiences pursuing co-prosperity of mankind. In this context, KOICA will continue its efforts to become a development cooperation platform that supports developing countries to stand on their own feet putting an emphasis on the main value of aid.
With many challenges ahead, I am sure that KOICA will play a pivotal role in nurturing development cooperation ecosystem which embraces diverse stakeholders, as well as creating a place for citizen, enterprises, civil society, and the government to grow up together with developing countries.
President, Korea International Cooperation Agency
Kim In Shik