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[Videoconference] Infrastructure policy for economic development

Type Videoconference
Venue KDI School, Seoul, Republic of Korea Date 2014-09-19 ~ 2014-09-19
Host KDI School of Public Policy and Management Organizer
URL https://www.gdln.or.kr/gdln/viewKdi.do?ID=565

This event will be provided in English.

Infrastructure policy for economic development
• Introduction

Knowledge sharing for sustainable development and global prosperity is one of the key motivations behind establishing the KDI School of Public Policy and Management. The KDI School understands the valuable role the GDLN can play as an effective tool for knowledge sharing and learning. As part of the designated GDLN Korean Center's knowledge exchange initiatives, the KDI School is launching blended learning programs that focus on Korea's successful development experiences. 

Transitioning from an aid recipient to an OECD-DAC donor, Korea has achieved remarkable economic growth, democratization and social stability in less than half a century. With Korea's extraordinary development widely acknowledged and documented, Korea is in a unique position to share its experiences with emerging and developing countries as a means of furthering global development. 

This course will be an opportunity for participants to stimulate critical thinking about development experience and to reflect on their respective economies as well.

• Learninig Objective

Infrastructure services are central to production, consumption, distribution and leisure activities and thus, critical to economic development and human welfare. According to the World Bank Report, published in 1999, developing countries invested over $200 billion a year in new infrastructure, almost 4% of their national output. And yet over 1 billion people are lacking clean water and nearly 2 billion suffer from inadequate sanitation. Electric power has yet to reach 2 billion people. The situation gets worse in those countries as most of them still experience high rate of population growth and urbanization. Korea has relatively succeeded in fine-tuning infrastructure development schemes with economic development policies. Clearly infrastructure development helped Korea achieve “compressed economic growth” over the last half century. Also the timely investment in the telecommunication, internet and IT infrastructure in the mid-90s really helped the country thrive in an age of information technology. The lecture is intended to briefly describe how infrastructure facilities and their timely services have contributed to economic efficiency and compressed growth. Equally emphasized will be various issues and problems related to prioritizing infrastructure facilities, methods of development and financing, user charges and pricing, and facility management in particular. The discussion along these themes will be helpful to the students of developing economies in understanding the close relationship between economic growth and infrastructure facilities and also in carefully designing infrastructure development programs.

• Order of Program (Seoul Time)
 
Time Program Speaker
15:30-16:00 Test connection  
Opening
16:00-16:02 Introduction of Speaker 
Introduction by each DLCs
Haiyoung Yun (Moderator)
Presentation: Infrastructure policy for economic development
16:02-16:42 Presentation Jeong-Ho Kim (Speaker)
Break
16:42-16:44 Dynamic Korea Promotional Video  
Discussion
16:44-16:55 Introduction of Discussant
Discussion
Haiyoung Yun (Moderator)
TBD
Q&A
16:55-17:30 Q&A Jeong-Ho Kim (Speaker)
Closing
□ Date: September 19, 2014
□ Venue: KDI School of Public Policy and Management
□ Contact: Ms. Grace Kim (se_kim@kdischool.ac.kr, +82-(0)2-3299-1106)

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