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Multilateral Cooperation
Overview
As a way to address the limitations of bilateral assistance, KOICA actively participates in multilateral cooperation projects, jointly dealing with development challenges.
Objective
- Engage actively in solving global development challenges and contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through international cooperation.
- Enhance the effectiveness of development in partnership with UN agencies including their knowhow and broad networks.
Strategy
- Enhance the effectiveness of development by supplementing limitations of bilateral cooperation.
- Expand supports for fragile states or conflict areas isolated from international aid.
- Align projects with the Korean government’s comprehensive multilateral cooperation strategy, leading to achieving the SDGs.
- Enhance aid effectiveness and develop aid system through taking advantage of the expertise, network and status of partner international organizations and by utilizing the information and lessons learned from consultation and knowledge sharing with them
Project List

Organization

Project Title

(Duration/Budget)

Budget (USD)

2017

2018

WFP

WFP Saemaul Zero Hunger Communities Project (2011-2017/$US 27 million)

5 million

-

WFP Food Security Program (2015-2019/$US 20 million)

7 million

5 million

WFP Fostering Access to Supporting Climate Resilience of Vulnerable Communities through School Meal Program in Nicaragua (2018-2021/$US 3 million)

-

1 million

WFP Integrated Climate Risk Management to Support Food Security in Niger (2018-2021/$US 3 million)

-

1 million

WFP Innovative approach and evidence creation for resilience building of vulnerable people and strengthening of sustainable food system to achieve zero hunger in Bangladesh (2018-2022/$US 4.6 million)

-

1.05 million

UNICEF

UNICEF Support for the Safe Growth of Children Programme (2013-2017/$US 38 million)

7.493 million

-

UNICEF Better Life for Girls Programme (2017-2021/$US 40 million)

4.033 million

8.283 million

UNDP

UNDP Programme on the Global Initiative to Scale Up the Saemaul Undong Experiences (2014-2017/$US 5.1 million)

-

 

UNDP Strengthening Peace and Community Cohesion Project in South Sudan (2018-2021/$US 3 million)

-

1 million

UNDP Strengthening Women and Youth Leadership to Accelerate Participatory, Inclusive and Sustainable Local Governance Development in the Stabilized Areas of North Kivu (2018-2021/$US 3 million)

-

1 million

UNHCR

UNHCR Community Development Project for Villages in the East/Adamaoua Regions of Cameroon (2016-2018/$US 5.5 million)

2 million

3.168 million

UNHCR Improving Access to Quality Education for Refugee Children with a Special Focus on Girls (2017-2019/$US 5 million)

1.663 million

1.669 million

UNHCR Girls Education for Peace Project (2018-2020/$US 5 million)

-

1.507 million

WHO

WHO Health Promoting Schools in Fiji (2016-2018/$US 3 million)

1 million

1 million

WHO Strengthening national laboratory systems and the workforce for surveillance of emerging threats including antimicrobial resistance(AMR) (2017-2021/$US 15 million)

1.21 million

-

IFRC

Community Based Risk Reduction Project: Enhanced Community Resilience to Floods (2015-2017/$US 2 million)

0.6 million

-

IFAD

IFAD Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) (2015-2017/$US 3 million)

1.15 million

-

UNIDO

UNIDO Support to the government of Cuba for the review and development of its industrial strategy and policy (2016-2019/$US 1.55 million)

0.49 million

0.48 million

UNIDO Strengthening the Competitiveness, Organizational Performance and Export Capacity of the Cuban Music Industry (2016-2018/$US 1.3 million)

0.5 million

0.3 million

ILO

Skills for Employment and Productivity in Low-Income Countries: Supporting the implementation of the ILO/G20 Training Strategy for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth (2014-2017/$US 4 million)

-

-

GPE

Global Partnership for Education Trust Fund (2014-2020/$US 5 million)

0.7 million

0.7 million

UNESCO

UNESCO Development of Buddhist Heritage Routes for Sustainable Tourism Development in South Asia (2017-2018/$US 0.45 million)

0.3 million

0.15 million

UNESCO Support the Development of an Innovation Acceleration Platform - Science Park and Technology Business Incubator in Indonesia and Namibia (2017-2018/$US 0.35 million)

0.05 million

0.3 million

OECD

Implementation of the New Rural Development Paradigm for Developing Countries in the 21st century : Pilot study in Ethiopia (2017-2018/EUR 0.39 million)

39 million

(EUR)

-

UNMAS

Consolidation of peace and stability in the DRC through the reduction of explosive hazards and armed violence (2018-2019/$US 2.61 million)

-

1.35 million

Performance
The volume of KOICA’s multilateral aid has been rapidly increasing since 2007. It barely amounted to 10~20 million USD from the year of KOICA’s foundation to early 2000s, mainly focusing on material supports and dispatching experts. However, the budget has been expanded and multi-year projects have been initiated as KOICA made an agreement with UNDP and UNICEF in 2006 and established multilateral aid strategy in 2008. KOICA has focused on its multilateral cooperation with international agencies such as UNDP, UNICEF, WFP, UNHCR and WHO, accounting for 80% of the total budget in 2016. As major projects with key international partners, KOICA has been carrying out ▲‘Support for the Safe Growth of Children’ programme and ▲’Better Life for Girls‘ programme in cooperation with UNICEF, ▲‘Korea-WFP Saemaul Zero Hunger Community Project’ and ▲‘Korea-WFP Food Security Programme’ with WFP, ▲‘UNHCR Community Development Project for Villages in Cameroon’ and ▲UNHCR Improving Access to Quality Education for Refugee Children with a Special Focus on Girls with UNHCR, ▲‘UNDP Programme on the Global Initiative to Scale Up the Saemaul Undong Experiences’ with UNDP and ▲‘WHO Health Promoting Schools in Fiji’ and ▲’WHO Strengthening national laboratory systems and the workforce for surveillance of emerging threats including antimicrobial resistance(AMR)’ with WHO.