Korean Delegation Visits Sri Lanka to Study Balanced Regional Cooperation
July 30- August 7, 2016
A Korean delegation consisting of development experts representing the government, private sector, NGOs, as well as graduate students visited Sri Lanka from July 30th to August 7th for a study tour under the theme “International Development Cooperation for Balanced Regional Development.” Co-sponsored by The Asia Foundation and KDI School of Public Policy and Management, participants were able to participate in an in-depth experience that focused on regional imbalances and current development needs in Sri Lanka, following the country’s decades long civil war.
While in country, the delegation was able to meet with a wide-range of actors supporting Sri Lanka’s development, including the Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA), Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Verite Research, Ministry of Wildlife and Sustainable Development, Batticaloa Municipal Council, Batticaloa Business Chamber and Civil Society Group, South Eastern University, Kalmunai Municipal Council, Kalmunai General Hospital and others. Through this visit, the delegates were able to gain a better understanding of the contextual background of imbalanced development and diverse development actors’ efforts and approaches as they work to implement the newly launched SDGs in Sri Lanka. The study visit also provided participants with an opportunity to network with each other and explore partnerships with institutions in Sri Lanka. For more information about the program and participants, see here.