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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.
- Strengthen monitoring and performance review and the Multilateral Organization Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN) evaluation in order to secure the projects’ effectiveness.
Project List

No

Organization

Project Title (Duration/Budget)

1

GPE

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

2

IFAD

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

3

IFRC

Community Based Risk Reduction Project: Enhanced Community Resilience to Floods in Bangladesh (2015-2017/$US 1 million)

4

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)

5

OECD

New Rural Development Paradigm for Developing Countries (2017/$US 0.39 million)

6

UNDP

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

7

UNHCR

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

8

UNHCR

Improving Access to Quality Education for Refugee Children with a Special Focus on Girls (2014-2019/$US 5 million)

9

UNESCO

UNESCO Green Economy in Biosphere Reserves(GEBR) : A Means to Poverty Reduction, Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development in sub-Saharan Africa (2013-2017/$US 0.35 million)

10

UNESCO

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)

11

UNESCO

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

12

UNICEF

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

13

UNICEF

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

14

UNIDO

UNIDO Support to the government of Cuba for the review and development of its industrial strategy and policy (2016-2018/$US 15.5 million)

15

UNIDO

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

16

WFP

WFP Saemaul Zero Hunger Communities Project in Rwanda (2015-2017/$US 9 million)

17

WFP

WFP Promoting Food and Nutrition Security among Vulnerable Groups in Cuba (2015-2017/$US 3 million)

18

WHO

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

19

WHO

WHO Health Promoting Schools in Fiji (2016-2018/$US 3 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, UNCEF, 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 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’ with UNHCR, ▲‘UNDP Programme on the Global Initiative to Scale Up the Saemaul Undong Experiences’ with UNDP’ and ▲‘WHO Health Promoting Schools in Fiji’ with WHO.