Korea Urged to Develop Aid Model

    International development experts are urging the Korean government to find its niche in development assistance and use it as basis for a development aid model, Korea Times reports.

    "In my view, policymakers can draw up a Korean aid model involving its outstanding achievements in information technology, education and rural development," professor Nam Young-sook of Ewha Woman's University in Korea noted.

    Nam added that Korea can use its expertise in the three areas to assist the reconstruction efforts in Haiti. Korea has earlier provided an emergency assistance of USD10 million to the Caribbean nation.

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