Publications & Documents


  • 18-September-2014

    English

    Addressing high household debt in Korea

    Rising household debt has become a major policy concern in Korea. By the end of 2012, it had risen to 164% of disposable income, well above the OECD average of 133%.

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  • 18-September-2014

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    Reducing the high rate of poverty among the elderly in Korea

    One-half of Korea's population aged 65 and over lives in relative poverty, nearly four times higher than the OECD average of 13%. Elderly poverty is thus an urgent social problem.

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  • 18-September-2014

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    Promoting the financing of SMEs and start-ups in Korea

    The Korean government has made fostering a “creative economy” a top priority. The goal is to shift Korea's economic paradigm to one based on innovation in which new start-ups and venture businesses play a key role.

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  • 9-September-2014

    English, PDF, 574kb

    Education at a Glance 2014: Korea

    Korea has a huge educational gap between the younger and older generations.

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  • 9-September-2014

    English

    Education at a Glance 2014: Country Notes

    Country notes with main key findings of the book and key fact tables: a customised snapshot of a country's educational environment, highlighting the most important issues in the educational landscape.

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  • 29-July-2014

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    Reducing income inequality and poverty and promoting social mobility in Korea

    To strengthen social cohesion, a top government priority, it is essential to address the labour market roots of inequality by breaking down dualism to reduce the share of non-regular workers and to boost the employment ratio toward the government’s 70% target.

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  • 29-July-2014

    English

    Fostering a creative economy to drive Korean growth

    A creative economy requires innovation-friendly conditions. Korea’s innovation system should be improved by upgrading universities and expanding their role in business R&D, while increasing international collaboration in R&D from its current low level.

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  • 24-July-2014

    English

    Tourism and the Creative Economy

    As the significance of the creative economy continues to grow, important synergies with tourism are emerging, offering considerable potential to grow demand and develop new products, experiences and markets.These new links are driving a shift from conventional models of cultural tourism to new models of creative tourism based on intangible culture and contemporary creativity. This report examines the growing relationship between the tourism and creative sectors to guide the development of effective policies in this area. Drawing on recent case studies, it considers how to strengthen these linkages and take advantage of the opportunities to generate added value. Active policies are needed so that countries, regions and cities can realise the potential benefits from linking tourism and creativity. Key policy issues are identified.

  • 17-July-2014

    English, PDF, 684kb

    Measuring Innovation in Education - Korea

    The ability to measure innovation is essential to an improvement strategy in education. This country note analyses how the practices are changing within classrooms and educational organisations and how teachers develop and use their pedagogical resources.

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  • 25-June-2014

    English, PDF, 573kb

    Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS)- Country profile-Korea

    Country profiles highlight some key findings from TALIS 2013 for individual countries and economies

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