Korean Delegation Visits Thailand to Study South-South and Triangular Cooperation
Study Visit to Asia
August 19-27, 2017
A Korean delegation consisting of development experts representing the government, institutes, NGOs, as well as a graduate student visited Thailand from August 19th to August 27th for a study tour under the theme “International Sustainable Development Cooperation: South-South and Triangular Cooperation.” 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 the role and the situation of Thailand in engaging in South-South and Triangular Cooperation as an emerging development partner.
While in country, the delegation was able to meet with a wide-range of actors supporting Thailand’s engagements in South-South and triangular cooperation, including the Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA), Neighboring Countries Development Cooperation Agency (NEDA), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), German International Cooperation (GIZ), Mekong Institute (MI), other development organizations in the cities of Bangkok, Khon Kaen, Chiangkhong and Chiang Rai. Through this visit, the delegates were able to gain a better understanding of Thailand’s efforts and approaches as they work to provide development assistance, mainly in the SE Asia region and neighboring countries – Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar – by sharing their experiences and skills, as well as in cooperation with traditional donors. The study visit also provided participants with an opportunity to network with each other and explore partnerships with institutions in Thailand. For more information about the program and participants, see here.