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Eight KoDi partners received the World Bank Korea Appreciation Awards

World Bank Korea Office was established in 2013 with the Republic of Korea emerging as a key development partner of the World Bank through its financial contributions, leadership, and the unique development journey of being the first former aid recipient to become a financial contributor to IDA. Today, Korea is a high-income country and the tenth-largest economy in the world.

On May 24th, 2023, the World Bank Korea Office commemorated its 10th Anniversary, which was attended by over 350 persons, including WBG officials, UN organizations headquartered in Korea, and over 200 Korean partners and academics. The Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), government agencies, universities, and corporations were among the 18 Korean digital partners invited by KoDi. During the Recognition Ceremony, eight KoDi partners received World Bank Korea Appreciation Awards for their contributions to the global development agenda and collaboration with the institution. MSIT, the Presidential Committee on the Digital Platform Government, National Information Society Agency (NIA), National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA), Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA), Korea Data Agency (K-Data), and NAVER Corp were among those involved.

To ensure the exchange of knowledge on best practices from digital policy leaders, KoDi invited H.E. Khaled Al-Attar, Vice Minister for Digital Transformation of the Arab Republic of Egypt, and Dr. Jong Sung Hwang, President of NIA, to participate in a panel discussion on Korea's development strengths and which aspects can serve as lessons for other countries. The panelists discussed Korea's increasing investment in digital economy as well as the country’s leadership position in sharing data management skills for efficient public services, governance, and decision-making.

Panelists of the 10th Anniversary of the World Bank Korea Office.

Panelists of the 10th Anniversary of the World Bank Korea Office. Photo: World Bank

Director Jang Eunyoung is receiving the WBG Korea Appreciation Award on behalf of the Ministry of Science and ICT from Jason Allford, Special Representative of World Bank's Korea Office. Photo: World Bank