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Public-Private Partnership Program

The cooperation between KOICA and private sector partners dates back to 1995 when the KOICA launched a program to support Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). Since then, KOICA has expanded and strengthened the scope of the cooperation by engaging with diverse development actors including not only CSOs but also universities, research institutes and businesses.

PPP in Development Cooperation
Since the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4) in 2011, which put a strong emphasis on the importance of inclusive partnerships, the development community has witnessed unprecedented participation by diverse stakeholder in development cooperation. In this context, KOICA has committed to establishing and operating a platform that facilitates communication and coordination among development partners across all sectors and areas.

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Through Public Private Partnership, KOICA undertakes various development projects in partnership with diverse development actors such as CSOs, businesses and academia, to fight against poverty and promote better living standards for people in developing countries.

Through Public Private Partnership, KOICA undertakes various development projects in partnership with diverse development actors such as CSOs, businesses and academia, to fight against poverty and promote better living standards for people in developing countries.
Through the establishment of partnerships with the private sector, KOICA has shared a range of programs to provide grants to developing countries. The Global CSR Program allows the private sector to supplement a shortage in the ODA budget, while enhancing the efficiency of ODA projects through using the unique expertise and management skills of the private sector.

Under this program, KOICA has supported projects that can potentially contribute to the socio-economic development of developing countries and the enhancement of local living conditions. The program also supports projects that are expected to contribute to the fulfillment of corporate social responsibility, while demonstrating high effectiveness and impact  


[Major PPP Projects by Country from 1995 to 2014]


KOICA’'s Civil Society Cooperation Office has supported a total of 1,181 projects in 66 countries around the world since 1995.

KOICA's PPP Programs 

Types of PPP Programs

[APP : Academy Partnership Program]
The APP harnesses the expertise and capabilities of development actors in academia including universities and research institutes to strengthen partner countries’ capacity for development planning and higher education in order to achieve self-sustainable development.

- Establishment of EMR System for Korea-Philippines Friendship Hospital in Cavite, Philippines / Dongyang University (2013)
- Community-based Family Planning Capacity Building in Arsi Zone, Ethiopia / Yonsei University (2013)

6.JPG -> Professional Farmer Training for Agricultural Productivity Improvement in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar / Mokpo University (2013)

[BPP:Business Partnership Program]
The BPP aims to establish partnerships with corporate entities by utilizing financial resources and expertise from the private sector in order to reduce poverty and promote socioeconomic development in partner countries. The program aligns with development needs in partner countries and business strategies under global corporate social responsibilities.

- Empowering Ghanaian Youth through Auto-Mechanic Skills Training, Ghana / Hyundai Motors (2012-2014)
- Indonesia Cipta Gelar Village Micro Hydro Power Project / Korea Midland Pawer (2013)

7.jpg -> The Vocational Training Program for Underprivileged Youth in Cilengsi, Bogor, Indonesia / Samick (2011-2014)

[CPP:CSOs Partnership Program]
The CPP is designed to provide assistance for civil society organizations that conduct overseas development assistance activities with the objectives of reducing poverty and promoting welfare. CSOs establish partnerships with the governments of partner countries to carry out and support result-based development projects which aim to improve the livelihoods of people.

- Child Friendly Primary Schools in Kilinochchi District of Sri Lanka / Child Fund (2011-2013)
- Improving Accessibility of Maternal and Child Health Services in Rural Health Care Points, Uzbekistan / Save the Children (2013)
- Self-Reliant Empowerment and Child Protection Programs for Local Refugee Households Ivanovka, Kyrgyzstan / Friend Asia (2013-2014)

8.JPG -> Community Development and Income Generation Project through Value Chain Development, Humla Mugu Village, Nepal / Good Neighbors (2012-2014)

[DAK:Development Alliance Korea]
The DAK is the first innovative partnership platform for development actors to meet the commitment of inclusive partnerships agreed upon at the Busan HLF-4 in 2011. By bringing together CSOs, government, academia and businesses, it aims to reduce poverty and inequality around the world and supports activities for sustainable development.

   ▶ Innovative Partnership Program
- Improving Thermal Effectiveness and Performance of Heaters with Eco-friendly Appropriate Technology and Social Enterprise Model in Mongolia / Good Neighbors (2014)
- Saemaul Project for Developing Agriculture Value-Chain in NinhThuan, Vietnam / CheilJedang (2014-2017)
- Seed Potato Production, Multiplication and Supply System through Private-Public Partnership in Ethiopia/ World Vision(2014-2017)


[CBP:Capacity Building Program]
The CBP provides customized education and training to partners of CSOs and businesses carrying out development projects to enhance project management capacities and foster human resources.


[Raise Awareness of International Development Cooperation Project]
KOICA’s project, which is designed to promote the understanding of international development cooperation, assists universities in establishing an educational course or program on international development cooperation as a liberal arts or basic major subject. This project aims to help college students to have better understanding on the international development cooperation sector, and to cultivate experts in the field.


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Contact Information

- Project-related : Civil Society Cooperation Office, KOICA
  Tel: 82-31-740-0254~9 / Fax: 82-31-740-0665 /email: ppp@koica.go.kr
- KOPIS system : Information Management Section, KOICA
  Tel: 82-31-740-0540 / Fax: 82-31-740-0658