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Overview
'Joint Technical Assistance (TA) on ICT' is a series of projects in which Korea joins hands with international organizations and multilateral development banks to share its experiences and expertise in national informatization through technical assistance programs (consulting, workshops, seminars, and study tours) for the sake of helping partner countries with their progress in national informatization.

The projects are aimed at reinforcing ICT partnerships with international organizations and countries in a strategic cooperative relationship through technical and manpower exchanges and further contributing to the closure of the global digital divide.
Backgrounds
  • 1993 ~
    The Korea Trust Fund was established for supporting the economic and social development of countries in transition, particularly in the areas of green growth, rural development, transport, energy, environment, healthcare or medical service and ICT.
  • < MDBs’ ICT Korean Trust Funds (KTF) (unit: million USD) >
    MDBs’ ICT Korean Trust Funds (KTF) (unit: million USD)
    Division Name of KTF Total
    investment
    Available
    Amount
    Remart
    ADB e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund 102 46 As of '18.12
    WB Korea-World Bank Partnership Facility (KWPF) 140* 140 FY ’20∼’23
    Korea Green Growth Trust Fund (KGGTF) 88 18 3.6M USD approved in ICT sector as of ’18
    IDB Knowledge Partnership Korea Fund for Technology and Innovation 70 12 Approved amount of 58.3 by ’17
    AfDB Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation(KOAFEC) Trust Fund 75 40 as of ’18.12
    CABEI Not applicable 112 112 FY ’20∼’23
    * Divided into 3 sectors, ICT corresponds to Generation and Transfer of Development Knowledge
    ※ As of March 2020, the deposit of each bank is closed, therefore the data is referred from public database and reports from each organization.
  • 2009
    Korea joined the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC)
  • 2010
    The 1st Master Plan for International Development Cooperation (2011~2015) was established
  • 2015
    The 2nd Master Plan for International Development Cooperation (2016~2020) was established
  • 2016
    'Joint Technical Assistance (TA) on ICT with International Organizations' and 'ICT ODA Program' were integrated into 'Joint Technical Assistance (TA) on ICT with International Organizations’
  • ~ Present
    Since 2013, Korea has cooperated with international organizations and multilateral development banks to identify the demand for ICT technical assistance in countries in transition and each year provided around five cases of such assistance in form of consulting, technology/policy sharing seminar or workshop, Korea study tour, etc.
Technical Assistance Areas
Korea provides the followings that are developed based on its world-class experiences and expertise in national informatization and specifically customized to the demand and environment of partner countries
  • Customized ICT policy/technical consulting and feasibility studies(F/S)
  • Policy/Technology sharing workshops, seminars or Korea study tour
  • Joint study
List of Projects
List of Projects
2019
  • Feasibility Study with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Korean Smart Farm Application in Vietnam
  • Technical Assistance with Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) on National Broadband Plan of Mongolia
  • Technical assistance with International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on Digital Government Strategy & Policy Framework of Papua New Guinea
  • Joint-conference with African Development Bank (AfDB) on Digital Economy for Member Countries of AfDB
  • Joint-conference with Central American Bank for Economic Integration(CABEI) on Digital Transformation of Costa Rica
2018
  • Technical Assistance with Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) on National Broadband Plan of Lao PDR
  • Consulting with African Development Bank(AfDB) on Government Network Expansion Strategy of Mozambique
  • Feasibility Study with International Fund for Agricultural Development(IFAD) on Korean Smart Farm Application in Sri Lanka
  • Feasibility Study with the Association of Southeastern Asian Nations(ASEAN) on developing ASEAN Open Data Dictionary and Performance Index
  • Consulting with International Telecommunication Union(ITU)/Korea International Cooperation Agency(KOICA) on National Informatization Priority Assessment in Myanmar
2017
  • Consulting with World Bank (WB) on strategy development for promoting Bangladesh Research and Education Network (BdREN) usage
  • Consulting with African Development Bank (AfDB) on master plan development for building Cote d'Ivoire Government Data Center
  • Consulting with Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) on framework development for national informatization strategy planning in Lao PDR
  • Consulting with International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) on national informatization priority project development in Mongolia
  • Invitational program with WB on sharing Korea's experiences in national informatization for public officials of Papua New Guinea
2016
  • Technical assistance with World Bank (WB) on smart city roadmap development for Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Technical consulting with World Bank (WB) on e-Library and ICT Genome Solution of Bangladesh
  • Big data knowledge-sharing conference with World Bank (WB)
  • National Informatization Assessment Tool (NIAT) development, launch, and PR
  • Study on Korea's strategy of joining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
2015
  • Consulting with World Bank (WB) on informatization assessment for smart nation strategy development
  • Consulting with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on the e-Census application in Tonga, Fiji, and Colombia
  • Feasibility study with International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on broadband construction in Papua New Guinea
  • National informatization assessment of Togo with the African Development Bank (AfDB)
  • Technical assistance with African Development Bank (AfDB) on Malawi postal informatization
2014
  • Cooperation with WB on developing Terms of Reference (ToR) for 'Gabon's Venture ICT Incubator Project'
  • Workshop participation and consulting with AfDB on Somalia's national informatization
  • Research and analysis with UNESCO on technical and policy environment of Malawi, Zambia, Botswana and Congo for MIS development project for UNESCO-UNEVOC (International Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training)
  • Belarus national informatization assessment with WB
  • Development of Belarus national informatization strategy (draft) with WB
2013
  • Technical assistance with Asian Development Bank (ADB) on financial information system development in Sri Lanka
  • Technical assistance with Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on Ghana's mobile farming strategy and policies
  • Technical assistance with ADB on national informatization of Uzbekistan, particularly in the area of pilot registration system development
  • Technical assistance with AfDB on resident information policies and systems in Zambia
  • Development of ASEAN-5 rice trade model with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
2012
  • Consulting with ADB on Vietnam and Brunei's e-governance capacity building in the area of social security
  • Consulting with AfDB on Cote d'Ivoire informatization demand survey
  • Consulting with ADB on Tajikistan's e-governance capacity building in the area of tax administration
  • Technical consulting with WB on mobile service platform in Bangladesh
  • Technical consulting with IDB on construction and operation of Panama Infoplaza
2011
  • E-Government consulting for Albania with WB
  • Consulting with IDB on construction and operation of Honduras Telecenter
  • E-Government consulting for Kazakhstan with UN Project Office on Governance (UNPOG)
  • Consulting with AfDB on the demand survey for e-government master plan development in Mozambique
  • Educational informatization consulting with ADB for middle and western Asian countries
Project Operation Framework and Application
Cooperation Partners
Cooperation Partners
Multilateral Development Banks International Organizations
World Bank, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, Inter American Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Central American Bank for Economic Integration UN(UNESCO, UNECSAP, UNFPA, UNAPCICT, UNPOG etc.) Interntional Telecommunication Union, Asia-Pacific Telecommunity, ASEAN, etc.
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