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South Korea as an Emerging Asian Donor

  • Barbara Stallings
  • Eun Mee Kim
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Part of the Development Cooperation and Non-Traditional Security in the Asia-Pacific book series (DCNTSAP)

Abstract

Chapter 3 is an analysis of South Korea, the smallest of the three East Asian donors, which transformed itself from a very poor country into an important donor. As a recent member of the “donor club,” it has adopted some Western aid characteristics to burnish its reputation and has hosted several large international meetings. The first section of the chapter traces Korea’s move from aid recipient to donor. The second looks at the goals of the current aid policy. The third analyzes the characteristics of aid and its complementarity with foreign investment (FDI) and trade. The fourth examines the relationship between the aid program and domestic politics. The fifth studies the links between Korean aid and the international and regional aid systems.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara Stallings
    • 1
  • Eun Mee Kim
    • 2
  1. 1.Watson Institute for International and Public AffairsBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.Graduate School of International StudiesEwha Womans UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)

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