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Korea KOICA - DAC Evaluation Network Member

 

Evaluation Office

Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)

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Organisation Background

 

Korea’s development aid is provided through the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF). KOICA is responsible for bilateral grants and the EDCF for bilateral loans. Both agencies have their own evaluation unit.

 

The Evaluation Office evaluates KOICA’s development co-operation activities. The Framework Act on International Development Cooperation entered into force in 2010 mandates KOICA to prepare an evaluation plan and evaluate achievements and outcomes of ODA projects. The Committee for International Development Cooperation (CIDC) is responsible for preparing guidelines on evaluation of Korea’s international development co-operation. KOICA’s evaluations comply with its "Development Cooperation Evaluation Guidelines" established in 2008 and updated in 2014.

 

The Evaluation Office reports to the President of KOICA, who in turn reports to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Both KOICA and EDCF adopt the same reporting structure, where the ministries of each agency report to the Sub-Committee for Evaluation on International Development Co-operation (SC). The SC consists of senior-level officials of the respective ministries, executives of KOICA and EDCF, and civilian experts chaired by the Deputy Minister for National Agenda of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). The SC subsequently reports to the Committee for International Development Cooperation (CIDC). The CIDC consists of 25 members chaired by the Prime Minister together with ministers of relevant government departments, and external experts.

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