Korea offers KSP to Pakistan for 2012

ISLAMABAD: Republic of Korea through its national policy driving institutes is working on Knowledge Sharing Programme (KSP) with Pakistan, which is demand-driven and performance-oriented comprehensive consultation project designed to assist Development Partnership Countries like Pakistan in key policy areas by sharing specific Korean development knowledge and experience, it was learnt on Thursday.

In April 2012, Korea Development Institute (KDI) experts visited Pakistan for consultation with government of Pakistan and identified four key areas; Creating Space for Urban Micro Enterprises; Strengthening of Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Cell for SMEs, Higher Education Management Training and Development, and Energy Efficiency Project for Textile Sector, out of 11 proposals submitted by the Economic Affairs Division (EAD) via diplomatic channel under KSP 2012.

Now, to provide the viable policy alternatives on specific policy issues by carrying out joint research, the implementing agency Korea Institute of Development Strategy (KDS) six member team led by Lee, Kyong Koo, an executive director and senior research fellow of KDS (KDS is an independent international policy think tank of Korea) had conducted detail demand survey and pilot study in collaboration with concerned Pakistani stakeholders last month.

The wrap-up session of the consultation was chaired by EAD Secretary Javed Iqbal and was being attended by all stakeholders including Korean Embassy representative. staff report

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