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Saemaul Undong and its Best Practice Cases : Saemaul Undong and its Best Practice Cases; New Village Movement

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•INTRODUCTION •The Making of The DEVELOPMENTAL VILLAGE •COMPOUND PROJECT: A BUSINESS MODEL OF SAEMAUL •THE VIRTUOUS CYCLE: FOR SUSTAINABLE SAEMAUL UNDONG •CONCLUSION
SMU Against Poverty and Rural-Urban Income Divide
• During 1970–1979, Korea’s average farm household income jumped from $825 to $4,602… (rural income higher than urban one in 1974) • The spirit of “Diligence, Self-help and Cooperation” spread widely among the rural population. ===focused on the Mission of being rich income increase of farmers,, “For the nation to be rich and powerful, the people must live well. If the people live poorly, that is not a rich and powerful nation. Therefore, we have to live well. The first thing we have to do is live well. That’s essential” (X-Gyu Jeon 2008:7).
“ The Saemaul Undong should be at the same time a spiritual reform movement and an action program to boost the income level of farmers” (Park 1979:147)
Sharing The Development Experiences of SMU of the 1970s
• • Mutual Growth of Agriculture and Industry not romantic agrarianism Inclusive:
Every village, every household had a specific annual target of “Income increase” ==The Mission of Being Rich Each village had one male SM leader, one female SM leader
The Grassroots Innovations: Diverse methods for Income Increase
• •
The Virtuous Cycle from small visible, specific projects to bigger and more ambitious ones===repeated experiences of successful projects + government supports
Challenges for S


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Saemaul Undong and its Best Practice Cases; New Village Movement

Project Category Capacity Building Workshops
Material Type Proceedings
Author(English)

Han, Do Hyun

Author(Korean)

한도현

Date 2012-10
Event

High Level Knowledge Forum

Project Capacity Building Workshops
Pages 33
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Territorial Development < National Land Development
Holding KDI School
Organizer KDI School; Ministry of Strategy and Finance; The World Bank
Venue Grand InterContinental Hotel Seoul Parnas, Seoul, Korea
Program Type Forum
Project Term 2012-10-15 ~ 2012-10-16

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High Level Knowledge Forum: Expanding the Frontiers in Development Policy under Korea’s Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP)