Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP) that was started in 2004 by the Korean government is now in its 15th year of operation. So far KSP has made a lot of achievements by offering practical policy recommendations to partner countries in various fields. The program, however, has not been free from criticism. Being completed within a year and relying on only two or three rounds of site visits, many KSP studies could not conduct in-depth analysis of the situation in partner countries, which is often radically different from that in Korea. This constrained their efforts to customize policy proposals to partner countries.
This report aims to mitigate this problem by listing up major challenges facing partner countries and deriving generic solutions to them. For this purpose, eight kinds of policy were chosen on the basis of frequency of KSP studies in each area: state-owned enterprise reform, industrial complexes, e-government, credit guarantee system, public-private partnership, housing market, national standard system, and intellectual property rights. Each chapter of this volume begins with an explanation on the meaning and importance of the policy at hand, describes the situation in partner countries as identified by past KSP studies and other sources, analyzes Korea’s experiences, and summarizes policy proposals for partner countries.
It is hoped that this report will help enhance consistency across policy recommendations and improve their quality in the future. The following is a brief summary of individual chapters.