The Secretary-General opened the OECD Ministerial meeting “Creating our Common Future through Science, Technology and Innovation” alongside Mrs. Park Geunhye, President of the Republic of Korea. Mr. Gurría also presented OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2015 and held a series of meetings.
Thanks to robust skills and investment in R&D, Korea is leading in the development of frontier technologies with potential to transform production processes, stimulate the entry of new firms, and the launch of ground-breaking products and applications, according to a new OECD report.
OECD-ASEAN Regional Conference on Agricultural Policies to Promote Food Security and Agro-Forestry Productivity that will take place in Seoul, Korea on 12-13 October 2015.
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.
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.