Tackling human development means tackling rural development – the two go hand in hand. We used to think the solution was rapid urbanisation and industrialisation. Now, we know that in well-performing economies, rural areas tend to be resilient, contributing to national wealth and social stability.
In 2014, Korea provided USD 1.9 billion in net ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.13% of gross national income (GNI) and a 0.8% increase in real terms from 2013.* Korea is the 23rd largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donor in terms of its ODA as a percentage of GNI, and the 16th largest donor by volume.
A joint venture between the Korean government and the OECD, the Centre works with competition authorities in the Asian region to develop and implement effective competition law and policy. Read more about the Centre's work.
Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2015, July 2015 version. The notes are available in PDF format.
A dashboard of key government indicators by country, to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.
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Korea has been successful at reducing the mortality due to cardiovascular diseases (CVD) but the burden of diabetes is relatively large.
Of the abundant resources given to mankind, what is the most underused resource of our time? Without a doubt, women!
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Levels of alcohol consumption in Korea decreased substantially in the last 30 years and, in 2012, consumption reached the OECD average of 9.1 litres of pure alcohol per capita.
The OECD Secretary-General, Mr. Angel Gurría, chaired several high-level panels; the OECD actively participated through a series of events, the launch of four new reports and by taking part in a number of workshops and seminars throughout the forum.
Mr. Gurría took part in the 7th World Water Forum and side events, and launched the publication "Water in Cities: Sustainable Futures" as well as three other related OECD reports. He also met with Ms. Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea, and several Cabinet ministers as well as high-level officials from other countries attending the Forum.