The Korea Digital Development initiative (KoDi) was launched in July 2021 by the World Bank’s Digital Development Global Practice and the World Bank Group Korea Office. The three-year initiative aims to help low-and middle-income countries to accelerate digital transformation that is data-driven, secure, and green by sharing knowledge on recent reform practices and providing country-specific technical assistance.
The initiative leverages the experience and best practices of Korea, as well as other advanced digital countries, to build data ecosystems, spur green digital innovation, and leverage the sizeable economic and social opportunities of data-driven digital transformation. It builds on the World Development Report 2021: Data for Better Lives, and the Korean New Deal.
The program is based on three pillars that strengthen the fundamentals for enabling inclusive, resilient, and green digital transformation.
To achieve its mandate, KoDi concentrates on generating relevant knowledge, including review of current practices in Korea and other advanced practices, analytical research, and capacity development, and providing operations support to the client countries through technical and analytical assistance.