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KOICA Central Asia Education Program

KOICA Program Overview

1. Objectives

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Training Program aims to contribute to the development of human resources and systems which will positively and effectively contribute to the socio-economic advancement of developing countries by sharing Korean experiences and knowledge with officials and experts of those countries which will enhance their ability to further their expertise in related areas.

2. The 1st KOICA Program

Program Title: Economic Development and Public Sector Management-Azerbaijan

Duration: 26. Jun. 2011 (Mon.) ~ 12. Jul. 2011 (Tue.) (17days)

Number of Participants: 10

Participating Country: Azerbaijan

Location: South Korea

Application Eligibility
Candidates should:

Be government officials or employees who have obtained a recommendation from the Azerbaijani government.

Be university/college graduates or have an equivalent educational background.

Have a good command of both spoken and written English in order to take classes
conducted entirely in English, and be in good health, both physically and mentally.

Have not participated in the same KOICA education program in the last 3 years.

Budget: 22,836,209 KW (including consignment fee)

Background and Objectives

1. Background

Recipient Country's Need to Develop Economic and Public Sector Management

Azerbaijan is sharing all the formidable problems of the former Soviet republics in making the transition from a command to a
market economy, and has recently begun making progress on economic reform.

Although it has considerable energy resources, Azerbaijan could not link them to economic development. One of solutions to
solve the problem is to develop public sector management.

Current Korean Developments in the Field and Global Positioning

Korea's economic development experience as part of the East Asian Miracle is well known to people around the world.
The developmental state explanation of Korea’s miracle is based on an efficient administrative system.

Korea’s development knowledge sharing program (KSP), which has shared the experiences and know-how on development
with developing countries since 2004, was initiated by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOSF) and the Korea Development Institute (KDI). It has developed a priority assistance program aimed at providing comprehensive consultations to the partner countries on broad-based economic policy related to building long-term economic development plans.

2. Objectives

To share the Korean experience and knowledge with Azerbaijan and to examine the possibility of its application.
This will enhance their ability to further their expertise in the areas of economic development and development plan.

With a comparative study of the administrative procedures of Korea and Azerbaijan, to understand the problems in Azerbaijan
and to approach methods for improvement.

To build a positive image of Korea and to gain a foothold for exchange between the two countries by enabling understanding of
the Korean economy and culture.


Program Contents (the 1st KOICA Program)

Program Title: Economic Development and Public Sector Management-Azerbaijan

Date/Time Calendar
Jun. 27th (Mon.) KOICA Orientation (A208)
Jun. 28th (Tue.) Welcoming Session / Country Report / Lecture 1 / Reception Dinner
[Welcoming Session] Course Introduction (Eom, Gu Ho)
[Country Report] Presentation (Eom, Gu Ho)
[Lecture 1] The Features of Korea's Economic Development Policies (Han, Hongyul)
[Reception Dinner]
Jun. 29th (Wed.) Lecture 2, 3 / Field Trip to Public Office 1
[Lecture 2] Liberalization Policy in Korea's Development Process (Kim, Chuk-Kyo)
[Field Trip to Public Office 1] Seoul City Hall
[Lecture 3] Korea's Experiences of Administrative Reform and Their Implications for Developing
Countries (Rho, Seung Yong)
Jun. 30th (Thu.) Lecture 4, 5
[Lecture 4] Korea's Policies to Incubate Small & Medium Size Venture Businesses(Yoo, Jin Soo)
[Lecture 5] Korean Firms' Overseas FDI in the Period of Economic Development (Ryou, Jai-Won)
Jul. 1st (Fri.) Lecture 6 / Field Trip to Public Office 2
[Lecture 6] Korea's Economic Development and Trade Policy (Park, Sung-Hoon)
[Field Trip to Public Office 1] Saemaul Undong Central Training Institute
Jul. 2nd (Sat.) Seoul City Excursion KOICA
Jul. 3rd (Sun.) No Official Schedule
Jul. 4th (Mon.) Lecture 7, 8
[Lecture 7] The Implications of Korea's Economic Development in the CIS Region (Lee, Si Wook)
[Lecture 8] Comparisons of the Process and Policy for Economic Development between Korea and
China (Kim, Si Joong)
Jul. 5th (Tue.) Lecture 9 / Field Trip to Public Office 3
[Lecture 9] Economic Development and Social Change in Korea (Suh, Doowon)
[Field Trip to Public Office 3] KOTRA
Jul. 6th (Wed.) Lecture 10, 11
[Lecture 10] Korea's Experiences of E-government and Their Implications for Developing Countries
(Kim, Hyun Sung)
[Lecture 11] The Role of Education in Korea's Economic Development (Lee, In-ho)
Jul. 7th (Thu.) Field Trip to Industrial SitesⅠ
[Field Trip 1] Busan Port Authority(BPA)
[Field Trip 2] Nurimaru APEC House
[Field Trip 3] Aquarium
Jul. 8th (Fri.) Field Trip to Industrial Sites Ⅱ
Field Trip 4] Hyundai Heavy Industries
[Field Trip 5] Hyundai Motor Company
[Field Trip 6] POSCO
Jul. 9th (Sat.) Field Trip to Industrial Sites Ⅲ
[Field Trip 7] Gyeongju National Myseum
[Field Trip 8] Gyeongju historical Monument Place
Jul. 10th (Sun.) No Official Schedule
Jul. 11th (Mon.) Action Plan / Farewell Ceremony / Farewell Party

KOICA Wrap-Up and Evaluation
[Action Plan] The Possibility to apply the Korean Experience to the development of Azerbaijan
(Eom, Gu Ho)
[Farewell Ceremony]
[Farewell Party]

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