Korea Institute for Development Strategy (KDS)
The Korea Institute for Development Strategy, KDS, was founded with a unique mission for international development. The primary purpose of KDS is to conduct research and provide professional consultancy services on various issues of national development.
To actively engage in and contribute to global poverty reduction initiatives through technical cooperation with developing nations in formulating and implementing development policies by performing the following three main activities:
Conducting research in areas of poverty reduction and sustainable economic development
Conducting professional consultancy services on various developmental issues (e.g., macroeconomic plans, rural development, HRD, SME promotion etc.)
Providing Training services to public officials of developing nations
Their research focuses on areas and policies related to international development and developing/transitioning economies. The objective of their research is to help developing nations and international society in exploring and determining the most effective methods of poverty reduction and economic development.
Fields of expertise in their research include agricultural and rural development, SMEs and industrial policies, ODA and FDI management practice, foreign economic relations and governance.
KDS provides professional consulting services to public and private institutions in developing nations by leveraging Korean and world-wide international development best practices and globally-proven advanced technologies.
Their broad network of local and global experts in various fields of economic and social development has been successfully providing comprehensive, yet practical solutions in formulating and executing economic and sector development strategies.
KDS provides professional training services for capacity building of public officials from developing nations. They specialize in providing comprehensive training courses on economic development strategy, public finance management, trade and FDI promotion, and private sector development. Since 2005, they have been offering more than 15 training programs to over 200 public officials from various parts of the world, including countries such as Paraguay, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Mongolia, Bangladesh, Tanzania and Senegal.See more