Rapid growth has allowed Korea achieve impressive convergence with the living standards of top-performing OECD countries. But Korea is also undergoing the most rapid population ageing process in the OECD, which will put pressure on public finances in the coming decades.
Building on the successes of its fast-developing ICT sector, Korea is using digital technology to stimulate a creative approach to learning that gives students access to education materials wherever and whenever they want.
Korea has been at the forefront of green growth initiatives. The National Strategy for Green Growth (2009-2050) and the Five-Year Plan (2009-2013) of Korea provide a comprehensive policy framework for green growth in both the short and long term.
The major functions of the OECD/Korea Policy Centre are to research international standards and policies on international taxation, competition, public governance, and social policy sectors in OECD member economies and to disseminate research outcomes to public officials and experts in the Asian region.
This document sets out when Korea joined the OECD, what its permanent delegation does, and the benefits of OECD membership.