About Koica

Message from KOICA

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the official website of the KOICA Philippine Office and the Philippine KOICA Fellows Association (PHILKOFA). I invite you to explore our website to learn about KOICA’s development cooperation program in the Philippines as well as our alumni association’s events and activities. Korea experienced the challenges of developing countries firsthand because it was one of the poorest nations after World War II. It was through foreign aid and intensive training of human resources that Korea was able to recover from the ashes of the Korean War in the 1950s and transform itself into a globally-influential economy today. KOICA hopes that its technical assistance will similarly have the same stimulus on the growth and development of the Philippines.

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Mission

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Established in 1991, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), under the authority of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT), implements and administers the grant aid and technical cooperation programs provided by the Government of the Republic of Korea.  KOICA aims to make a better world together by promoting equitable and sustainable development of its partner countries.  It is also actively participating in the international community’s efforts to enable poor people to improve their quality of life. Objectives * Achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for Poverty Reduction * Promote Sustainable Socio-economic Development in Developing Countries Strategic Orientation * Sharing Korea’s Development Experience * Placing Priority and Respecting Partner’s Needs Priority Areas * Developing Human Resources * Building Governance Capacity * Maximizing Human Potential * Improving Health * Assisting the Rural Poor * Providing Humanitarian Assistance

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Officials

Mr. SONG Minhyeon Resident Representative Ms. KIM YoungranSenior Deputy Resident Representative Mr. OH Dong GilDeputy Resident Representative Ms. KIM MiyeonDeputy Resident Representative                                                                                                                                                                    GRANT AID SECTION                                                                        KOREA OVERSEAS VOLUNTEERS (KOV)SECTION                                                                                  Mr. Francis C. Afable                                                                       ...

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Objectives

Program Goal and Objectives The goal of KOICA’s development cooperation program with the Philippines is to help alleviate poverty by promoting sustainable socio-economic development and supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  In line with the priorities under the Philippine Development Plan 2010-2016 and drawing on Korea’s development experience and comparative advantage, KOICA works on the following strategic objectives: Strategic Objective 1: Promote Agricultural Development Increase Rice Productivity KOICA aims to improve the efficiency of rice production and processing system as a means of reducing post-harvest losses and improving the quality of rice.  By providing assistance to boost productivity of rice, KOICA would contribute to increasing income of farmers and achieving rice self-sufficiency in the Philippines by 2013. Increase Added-value of Agricultural Products KOICA seeks to raise the value and competitiveness of local crops, livestock and fisheries to improve the income level of people at the rural level.  ...

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Philippine Program

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Philippine Program   In its efforts to help the Philippines reduce poverty and achieve sustainable socio-economic development, the Korean Government initiated its assistance to the country in 1991 through the invitation of Philippine government officials for training in Korea.  In December 1994, the KOICA-Philippine Office was formally established to directly implement the grant-based Official Development Assistance (ODA) of Korea to the Philippines. Throughout years of cooperation and partnership, KOICA has been supporting the Philippines’ development efforts on the fields of agriculture, ICT, education, health, governance, infrastructure, energy, environment and disaster relief.   Program Size From 1991-2010, KOICA’s total grant assistance to the Philippines amounted to around US$76 million. Throughout the years, its ODA to the country has steadily increased from an annual average of US$6 million from 2003-2007 to around US$12 million from 2008-2010. This figure is seen to increase in the coming years as Korea expects to double its ...

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Mission

Mission Established in 1991, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), under the authority of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT), implements and administers the grant aid and technical cooperation programs provided by the Government of the Republic of Korea.  KOICA aims to make a better world together by promoting equitable and sustainable development of its partner countries.  It is also actively participating in the international community’s efforts to enable poor people to improve their quality of life. Objectives * Achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for Poverty Reduction * Promote Sustainable Socio-economic Development in Developing Countries Strategic Orientation * Sharing Korea’s Development Experience * Placing Priority and Respecting Partner’s Needs+   Priority Areas * Developing Human Resources * Building Governance Capacity * Maximizing Human Potential * Improving Health * Assisting the Rural Poor * Providing Humanitarian Assistance

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