Korea, Rep.

Practitioner

Jeongho Kim

Dr. Kim Jeongho received BA in political science (1970) and MCP (Master of City Planning; 1973), both from the University of California, Berkeley.

Case study

Overcoming Delivery Challenges for National Deworming in South Korea

This case study investigates how collaboration between the Korean Association for Parasite Eradication, a small coalition of dedicated South Korean parasitologists and health professionals, and the Korean government overcame numerous delivery challenges to sustain a nation-wide deworming campaign

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Implementing a Real Name Financial Transaction System to Increase Transparency and Reduce Corruption

A real-name financial transaction system (RNFTS) requires that the real name of an individual or a legal entity be used in financial transactions, subject to verification by some form of identification. By enhancing the integrity and transparency of financial transactions, RNFTS aims to address the development challenge of reducing corruption and promoting fair taxation. Introducing RNFTS entails basically two types of delivery challenges: technical and political economy. The technical challenge has to do with setting up data infrastructure and dealing with verification and transition problems while safeguarding financial privacy. The political economy challenge has to do with overcoming the resistance of those who wanted to keep financial transactions secret

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The On-nara System for Task and Document Management: Scaling Up Back-Office e-Government Across the Korean Government

The On-nara system originally developed and used from 2004 as an administrative information system in the presidential office is a primary back-office information system in government through which Korean public officials could handle task and document management on a daily basis.

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How the Volume-based Waste Fee Policy Increased Household Recycling Rates in the Republic of Korea (1995-2009)

With approximately 60 percent recycling and composting rates, The Republic of Korea has been heralded as one of the highest recyclers of municipal solid waste among OECD countries. The Volume-based Waste Fee (VWF) policy, which South Korea introduced in 1995 as a developing country, has helped increase household recycling rates. As a result, the increased amount of recycled and composted waste has diverted waste from landfills and incinerators and relieved the burden of municipal governments to find or site new waste infrastructures in Korea

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Expanding Producer Responsibility for Waste Management in Korea: From the Deposit Refund System to Extended Producer Responsibility

This study examines the expansion of the role of the producers of recyclable goods in the arena of Korean waste management between 1992 and 2010. In the late 1980s, increasing waste generation became a serious problem in Korean society.

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Enhancement of Waterworks’ Revenue Water Ratio (RWR)

Reducing water losses within a waterworks system, particularly in the face of water shortage problems, is an important issue faced by modern water providers.

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Improving Public Transportation in the Seoul Metropolitan Area

The Seoul Metropolitan Area (SMA) suffered from severe congestion and auto-related pollution in the early 2000s. One way to mitigate these problems was to promote mass transit. Public transportation in the SMA consisted of the Metro (subway train) and bus transit.

Practitioner

Hyomin Kwon

Hyomin Kwon is a senior research associate at the KDI School of Public Policy and Management in Korea. She has worked at KDI School from 2013, where she mainly supports the International Research Partnership Program and research projects focused on Korea’s development experience.

Case study

Catalyzing Female Leadership and Participation in Rural Development: The Saemaul Women Associations in the Republic of Korea

This case study examines the emergence of the Saemaul Undong Women's Association in the Republic of Korea from 1972 to 1979. This initiative was carried out as part of the Saemaul Undong (New Village Movement), a nationwide community development project.