[Videoconference] Rural development and Saemaul Movement
|Venue||KDI School, Seoul, Republic of Korea||Date||2014-08-22 ~ 2014-08-22|
|Host||KDI School of Public Policy and Management||Organizer|
This event will be provided in English.
|Role of Government and Politics in Economic Management|
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
Korea was one of the least developed countries in the world until the 1960s. Korea had a war for three years between North and South Korea, and the war destroyed lives, industrial facilities and even agricultural production bases. Korea was purely agriculture based economy until the 1960s. National economy in the 1960s was characterized by high population growth, high inflation and high unemployment. The annual inflation rate was around 22%, the domestic savings ratio was only about 4% while the investment ratio was 10% 1954-1961. The GDP in 1962 was about 82 US$, and rural poverty was 34% in 1967 in an absolute term. However, the country becomes OECD member in 1996, and ranked the 7th world trade volume in 2003. Rural poverty was less than 7% in 1984. How Korea achieved such a rapid development and overcame rural poverty. There are many ways of explaining the rapid economic development, such as export oriented economic development strategies, high education, etc. International organizations recognize that Saemaul Undong has contributed greatly to the poverty alleviation and rural development in Korea. The course will introduce Saemaul Undong as a Korean model of rural development, and discuss the methodology of Saemaul Undong. The course also will discuss various methodologies of community development on the mobilization of people and resources, participation, empowerment, action plan formulation and project implementation.
• Order of Program (Seoul Time)
|16:00-16:02||Introduction by each DLCs
Introduction of Speaker
|Haiyoung Yun (Moderator)
Jin Park (Moderator)
|Presentation: Rural Development and Saemaul Movement|
|16:02-16:42||Presentation||Ki Hwan Chung (Speaker)|
|16:42-16:44||Dynamic Korea Promotional Video|
|16:44-16:55||Introduction of Discussant
|Jin Park (Moderator)
|16:55-17:30||Q&A||Ki Hwan Chung (Speaker)|
|□ Date: August 22, 2014
□ Venue: KDI School of Public Policy and Management
□ Contact: Ms. Grace Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org, +82-(0)2-3299-1106)