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A Study on the U.K's ODA Policy: Lessons for Korea

Shin Sang Hyup 1

1경희대학교

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ABSTRACT

The followings are the most valuable lessons which Korea can learn from the U.K's experience in developing and implementing ODA policy. The first lesson is the need of comprehensive and strong partnership between the government and the private sector. The U.K's experience shows well how important strong partnership between the two is for the efficient and successful ODA policy. The second lesson is the cooperative and efficient institutional government system for ODA policy. The U.K government has made every efforts to improve efficiency of her ODA policy in particular since 1997. Both the establishment of DFID(Department of International Development)and the enactment of International Development Act 2002 are the good evidences showing the government's efforts. The third lesson is the needs of clear objective of ODA. The U.K is offering ODA to less developed countries with the very clear objective of eliminating global poverty. In fact this objective was very clearly confirmed by the Labor government which won the general election in 1997. The last lesson is that more active participation of the Parliament in developing and implementing ODA policy is important. Considering that the Parliament can give huge influence to the government in the ODA policy development and implementation, more participation of the Parliament in ODA policy is needed. Even though the governing system between Korea and the U.K is different, the U.K's experience shows us the need of more active participation of the Parliament in ODA policy indirectly.

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