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A case study on policy evaluation in social welfare : The Korean experience

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Title A case study on policy evaluation in social welfare
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The Korean experience

Material Type Proceedings
Author(English)

Song, Keakook

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[Seoul] : The Board of Audit and Inspection of KoreaThe Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea

Date 2004
Event

International Forum on Policy Evaluation

Pages 12
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development < Social Welfare
Holding KDI School
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