KDI School of Public Policy and Management

The KDI School of Public Policy and Management (KDI School, Hangul: KDI 국제정책대학원대학교; Hanja: KDI 國際政策大學院大學校) is a government-run graduate school located in Sejong City, South Korea and is affiliated to the Korea Development Institute (KDI) and a member of the National Research Council for Economics, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The school was first established in 1997 in Dongdaemun District, Seoul, before moving to Sejong City in 2015 under the South Korean government’s actions to establish the city as the de facto administrative capital of the country. The school specializes in fostering international experts in the field of development economics and public policy.

Highly selective, the school takes on a small number of Korean and international students for its Master and Ph.D programs taught in an institute-style research environment.

Research and Learning Resource Center

The Research and Learning Resource Center (RLRC) was launched to promote KDI School as a global leader in sharing Korea’s knowledge in development. The center collects and selects information related to Korea’s development experience and shares it through K-Developedia. The RLRC also aims to further disseminate knowledge through various channels including the school’s e-Learning platform. The center operates to promote knowledge partnerships between Korea and its partner countries in the developing world.

  • K-Developedia

K-Developedia is a comprehensive repository of Korea’s development experience, launched by KDI School of Public Policy and Management in 2012. It includes documentation of the last 70 years of Korea’s development experiences on various socio-economic issues and outcomes of ODA activities carried out since 1982 with developing countries. The database contains more than 35,000 full-texts and multimedia contents (i.e. photos and videos), and provides free links to documents on Korea’s development. It aims to provide open access to resources on Korea’s development experience in an effort to be recognized as a complete research and knowledge repository. K-Developedia targets decision makers in developing countries and researchers in the development field based on the motto of ‘sharing knowledge for shared growth’. The website has six categories – Development Overview, Themes, Resources, KSP, Statistics, Events.

  • E-Learning Contents and Platform

The e-Learning contents cover numerous subjects including Korea’s development and other development and policy issues and are maximized by the advantages of an online learning platform. Various lectures and programs held at the school are made into e-Learning contents and are delivered to its intended audience through the school’s online learning management system, eKDIS, while also available globally through iTunes U, a free online courses platform offered by Apple.