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Window to Korea’s Development Experiences

Development Overview/ Overview of Korea's development experience

Growth of the Manufacturing Sector// Is the 1960’s, the manufactufacturing sector started to play a leading role in Korea’s economic growth,
	and between 1960 and 1970, Korea enjoyed an annual growth rate of 17 percent.
Vocational Training and Education// Vocational training and education programs produced skilled manpower
required for industrialization.
Promoting Heavy and Chemical Industry// In the 1970s, the HCI (heavy and chemical industry) drive contributed
to forming the foundation of key industries that currently support the Korean economy.
Building Infrastructure// The successful completion of the first three Five-Year Plans (1962-1976)
 led to the development of alternative transportation means, including expressways.
International Sports Events// Holding the Olympic Games stimulated 7 billion US dollars of production
and 2.7 billion US dollars of national income from 1981 to 1988.
Financial Sector Reform// Financial sector reform normalized the financial system and
rebuilt the financial safety net to prevent future crisis.
Technology Development// From the early 2000s, technological development was made possible by domestic R&D
 activities and imports of capital goods that embody advanced technologies.

Themes/ One stop reference

Statistics/ Key development data for Korea

  • Korea Development Institute(KDI)
  • Korea International Cooperation Agency(KOICA)
  • Knowledge Sharing Program(KSP)
  • Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation(KICE)
  • Institute for Korean Studies, The George Washington University
  • Center for Korean Studies, SUNY Stony Brook University
  • Korea Foundation(KF)
  • Korea Legislation Research Institute(KLRI)
  • The Korea Tansport Institute(KOTI)
  • Seoul Solution
  • National Knowledge Information System(NKIS)
  • STATISTICS KOREA
  • Global Development partnership Center(GDPC)
  • Korean Women's Development Institute(KWDI)
  • The Federation of Korean Industries(FKI)
  • Statistics Korea Library
  • ODA PORTAL
  • KOREA.net
  • The Asia Foundation
  • Development Asia (ADB)