What can the world learn from the Korean development story? The Korean Story
discusses the socio-political and historical context that has shaped the economic growth of South Korea. It probes into how South Korea,
post the Second World War, was able to transform its economy within three decades
, to emerge as a leading innovation and technology center
in the 21st century.
It highlights South Korea’s current status in terms of human development indicators
and the SDGs and offers insights on how other countries
can achieve similar growth stories
with structured reform and policy measures.
The course features modules from eight leading Korean experts
in economics, politics, education, health, gender empowerment, rural development, and transportation. The eminent thought-leader in economics and sustainable development, Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs
, presents the introductory module about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while especially focusing on the Korean experience of setting goals and targets to achieve them. The Korean Story: Secrets of an Economic Miracle
is developed and produced by the KDI School of Public Policy and Management
, in partnership with the SDG Academy.
What will you learn
- How South Korea achieved spectacular economic growth within three decades (1962-1992) of the Korean War (1950-53)
- What lessons may be leveraged from the Korean experience of achieving the SDGs
- Why and how human capital development, especially in early education, health and gender reform matter
- Korea's rich socio-political history, culture, the Saemaul Movement and more