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Project Overview

The Korean government has been active in supporting global informatization by sharing its experience and know-how in national IT development. The IT & Policy Assistance Program (ITPAP) is one such initiative, and provides consultations and technical assistance to countries requesting such assistance.

These experienced IT practitioners can share their expertise and experience in various areas including Korea's informatization strategies and best practices of its e-government. Consultation is provided on areas of interest expressed by partner countries and can include such topics as system integration, national informatization assessment and other relevant technical assistance.

The ITPAP Process

Inter-government Cooperative Framework
Korea and the partner country sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU), and form a Joint IT Cooperative Committee to oversee the implementation of the MOU.
Partner Countries & Organizations under MOU
Partner Countries & Organizations under MOU
Year 2007~2008 2009~2010 2011~2012 2013~2014 2015~2016
Countries and Organizations
(Multilateral Development Funding Institutions)
  • China
  • Kuwait
  • South Africa
  • Romania
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Morocco
  • Vietnam
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  • Bulgaria
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Panama
  • Italy
  • Moldova
  • Uzbekistan
  • Central American Integration System (SICA)
  • Uzbekistan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Belarus
  • Tonga
  • Nicaragua
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Colombia
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Belarus
Advisory Experts Dispatched
After Korea and the partner country sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU), an advisory team that consists of experts in areas identified through discussions with the partner country is to be dispatched.

NIA can provide experts in policy and technical knowledge, respectively. Experts in specific fields from the academia and private sector can also be recruited depending on the consultation demands.
Policy Consultation
Extensive meetings are held among the advisory group members and local high-level officials and policy makers involved in designing the IT policies. The advisory group extrapolates Korea's informatization strategies to provide insights and advices on planning the partner country's policy directions and action plans.

Interviews and discussions are held by mid-level officers in charge of executing the IT projects and project implementation strategies are developed based on these discussions.

Workshops are held to gather experts who share their perspectives and suggestions with an aim to improve current IT policies based on proficient knowledge.
* A workshop on the economic and financial feasibility of the government network of Mozambique was held in 2010.
* An advisory group of experts attended a workshop for improving the IT level of the Albanian government along with World Bank experts and presented Korea’s experiences in informatization.
Strategy Planning
Overall policy direction and strategies are derived from the meetings and workshops involving the stakeholders.

Priority objectives are identified through consultations.
* Consultation on IT strategy planning was offered in the Ethiopian e-Government interoperability framework development in 2008 and technical and policy advice on building Tele-centers was provided to the Honduran government in 2011.
Consultation on Specific Areas
In-depth consultation, informatization assessment and/or feasibility studies can also be carried out on specific areas depending on the specific requests of the respective partner countries.

Priority projects and programs are identified and action plans can be developed and advised through consultations.
* A series of consulting activities has been carried out in Kuwait in various areas including government network, GIDC, national portals, business continuity & disaster recovery, information security, etc. in 2009~2010.
* Technical assistance in helping Belarus draft its 2nd National ICT Strategy has been carried out after MOU signed between Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and the Republic of Belarus’ Ministry of Communications and Informatization in 2014.
Partner Countries by Year
Partner Countries by Year
2002~2005 2006~2007 2008~2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015~2016
  • Cambodia
  • Myanmar
  • Morocco
  • DR Congo
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Chile
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • Kazakhstan
  • Turkey
  • Cambodia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Colombia
  • Chile
  • Mexico
  • Nigeria
  • Ethiopia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Azerbaijan
  • Colombia
  • Kuwait
  • Argentina
  • Venezuela
  • UAE
  • Costa Rica
  • Philippines
  • Vietnam
  • Mongolia
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Mozambique
  • Bhutan
  • Paraguay
  • Kuwait
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Albania
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bangladesh
  • Central Asia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Macedonia
  • Tajikistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Philippines
  • El Salvador
  • Panama
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Vietnam
  • Bangladesh
  • Colombia
  • Morocco
  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Uzbekistan
  • Malawi
  • Zambia
  • DR Congo
  • Botswana
  • Somalia
  • Tonga
  • Belarus
  • Romania
  • Colombia
  • Tonga
  • Nicaragua
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Colombia
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Belarus
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