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Identifying success factors in inter-Korean cooperation projects : The World Vision "Seed potato project"

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Frame of Image d develop its economy; however, there are limited successful cases for improvement in North Korea. It is imperative to define a long-term strategy through analysis of key success factors for inter-Korean cooperation in order to develop more successful cases of inter-Korean cooperation; however, limited studies have been conducted to analyze successful inter-Korean cooperation projects. This study selects the “Seed Potato Project” (implemented by the World Vision) as a successful case to be analyzed and identifies key success factors for inter-Korean cooperation. As illustrated in previous studies, the results of the analysis of success factors of a “Seed Potato Project” from a trust-building perspective has revealed that this project follows key success factors like openness, integrity, consistency, and benevolence. In the last section of this report, this study also presents important policy implications to develop future successful cases for inter-Korean cooperation.
keywords: North Korea, Seed Potato Project, World Vision, Inter-Korean Cooperation
1. IntroductIon
Since the 1960s, North Korea has aspired to achieve economic development in order to realize a selfsupportive national economy not affected by external forces. However, the collapse of the communist block and the massive flood in the 1990s has driven the country into severe economic hardship. Especially, the loss of industrial infrastructure caused by the massive floods (which resulted in severe food shortage and


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Title Identifying success factors in inter-Korean cooperation projects
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The World Vision "Seed potato project"

Material Type Article
Author(English)

Kim, Jong-seon; Seong, Jieun

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[Sejong, South Korea] : Science and Technology Policy Institute

Date 2011
Journal Title; Vol./Issue STI Policy Review:vol. 2(no. 3)
Pages 10
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Industry and Technology < Agriculture
Official Aid < Development Assistance
Holding Science and Technology Policy Institute
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Abstract

During the 1990s, North Korea suffered from severe economic hardships in the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet bloc and massive floods; North Korea is still has not escaped this suffering. South Korea has pursued various inter-Korean cooperation projects to help North Korea open and develop its economy; however, there are limited successful cases for improve¬ment in North Korea. It is imperative to define a long-term strategy through analysis of key success factors for inter-Korean cooperation in order to develop more successful cases of inter-Korean cooperation; however, limited studies have been conducted to analyze successful inter-Korean cooperation projects. This study selects the “Seed Potato Project” (implemented by the World Vision) as a successful case to be analyzed and identifies key success factors for inter-Korean cooperation. (The rest omitted)