Seoul's ODA

Seoul Metropolitan Government supports emergency relief funds and supplies to foreign cities suffering from unforseen major disasters such as, earthquake, typhoon, flood, etc. in order to minimize property damage and casualties.

In order to start emergency assistance for the victims of the tsunami that occurred in Southeast Asia in 2004, an international cooperation fund was established in 2005 to strengthen the relief fund to support activities for major disasters around the world. According to the regulations regarding the installation and operation of the "Cooperation Fund Article 6 paragraph 2 (Use of funds), we assist the renewal of the cities targeting foreign local governments which suffer from disasters such as, earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons, and by furnishing emergency disaster relief funds, supplies, and personnel.
 


Target Regions

Developing countries, such as Asia, Africa, Latin America, Middle East / CIS
Mainly assist recipients OECD / DAC designated (listed in Appendix 1)

Business Areas

Among the major policies of Seoul, policies of high development needs for developing countries and areas of strong expected impact are preferably given selection consideration capabilities in Seoul.

서울형 ODA

Result

Year Program Summary Amount Executed
(Unit: KRW 1,000)
2005 Medical Assistance to Areas Damaged by Tsunami in Indonesia · Period: Jan 5-19, 2005 417,000
· Location: Banda Aceh, Indonesia
· Description: Support for medical assistance groups and pharmaceutical assistance
2006 Red River Development Plan in Vietnam · Period: Jul 2006 - Dec 2007 580,000
· Location: Segment of the Red River in Hanoi, Vietnam
· Size: 40 ㎞, 1.2-4.0 ㎞ wide
· Cost: Initial program cost at KRW 3,482,840,000
2007 Red River Development Plan in Vietnam · Period: Jul 2006 - Dec 2007 2,902,000
· Location: Segment of the Red River in Hanoi, Vietnam
· Size: 40 ㎞, 1.2-4.0 ㎞ wide
· Cost: Second-phase program cost at KRW 3,482,840,000
Training Program for Civil Servants in Hanoi · Period: Oct 15-25, 2007 62,000
· Location: Hotels in Seoul, Seoul Government facilities, etc.
· Target: 9 high-ranking civil servants at the Hanoi and central governments
· Description: Training on Seoul's administrative model, etc.
Youth Occupational Training in International Sister Cities · Period: Feb-Dec 2007 723,000
· Target: 43 participants from 8 countries (Indonesia, Vietnam, Mongolia, Sudan, China, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Bhutan)
· Description: Occupational training
Invitation Training Program for Civil Servants in Overseas Cities · Period: Oct 15-21, 2007 26,000
· Target: 9 participants from 7 countries (Turkey, Thailand, China, Hungary, USA, Singapore, Taiwan)
· Description: Presentation on Seoul's major programs and site tour
2008 Overseas Transportation Training Program · Target․Period 20,000
- Science Research Institute under the Chinese Ministry of Transport (Mar 11-12, 2008)
- Bangladesh transportation training team (May 18-26, 2008)
· Visitors: 15
Disaster Aid (Asia) ·Period․Target․Description 417,000
- May 23, 2008: $300,000, Chinese Embassy
- May 28, 2008: $100,000, Red Cross Myanmar
· Assistance: Donation certificate delivered to the Chinese Embassy and Myanmar and funds transferred to the bank account
Assistance to Ethnic Koreans in Kazakhstan · Period: Jul 15-18, 2008 25,000
· Visitors: 21 (Incl. the Mayor)
· Description: Projector set donated to Korea Theater in Kazakhstan
Master's Degree Course for
Civil Servants in Sister Cities in
Developing Countries
· Period: Aug 2008 - Feb 2010 (19 months, 13 month stay) 320,000
· Target: 19 civil servants from 8 sister cities in 8 countries (Session 1)
· Education Provider: Korea University
Global City Network Academy · Target: 141 people (10 - 15 each time) from 19 cities in 17 countries such as China, Bangladesh, Iraq, and Colombia 237,000
· Description: e-Government, urban transportation, urban environment, tax policy, etc
Training for High-ranking
Civil Servants in Sister Cities
· Description and Period 180,000
- Seoul's e-Government: Sep 16-23, 2008
- Sustainable environmental urban policy: Sep 25 - Dec 2, 2008
- Training on environment and river: Sep 10-11, 2008
- New city governance: Nov 2-9, 2008
· Target: 78 people from 18 countries such as Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Nepal
Invitational Training Program for
High-ranking Civil Servants in China
· Period: Nov 24 - Dec 2, 2008 79,000
· No. of People: 15 high-ranking officials in major Chinese cities
· Description: Introduction to Seoul's major policies and tour of facilities
Invitation Training Program for
Civil Servants in Overseas Cities
· Period: Oct 20-26, 2008 26,000
· Target: 12 people from 10 countries (Taiwan, Argentina, Spain, Thailand, Mongolia, China, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, Hungary, Turkey)
· Description: Presentation on Seoul's major programs and site tour
2009 Master's Degree Course for Civil Servants in Sister Cities in Developing Countries · Period (Session 1): Aug 13, 2008 - Aug 12, 2009 (13 months) 594,753
· Commissioned to: Korea University Graduate School of Policy Studies
· Acquired Degree: Master's degree in Local Administration
· Target: 17 civil servants from 12 cities in 10 countries (Session 2)
· Description: Presentation on Seoul's exemplary cases and site tour)
· Global City Network Academy
Target: 86 people (10 - 15 each time) from 16 countries, such as Nepal, China, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan · Description: e-Government, urban transportation, urban environment 237,384
· Description: e-Government, urban transportation, urban environment
Invitational City Policy Training Program for High-ranking Civil Servants in China · Period: Nov 8-14, 2009 (7 days) 52,207
· Location: Partner's House in Hannam-dong and policy areas
· Target: 17 high-ranking officials in 5 cities in China
· Description: Introduction to Seoul's major city policies, presentation, and site tour
Assistance for Seoul Cultural Information Center, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia · Period: Oct 2009 - Oct 2011 28,660
· Location: Seoul Street in Ulaanbataar
· Size: 4 floors, 2,500㎡ (gross area)
· Description: Assistance with purchases (funds, books & other items, etc.)
Air freight, etc.
Seoul Street in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia · Period: Oct 2009 - Oct 2010 6,450
· Location: Downtown Ulaanbataar
· Size: 2.1 km
· Description: Seoul Street improvement program
Invitation Training Program for
Civil Servants in Overseas Cities
· Period: Oct 5-11, 2009 29,960
· Target: 12 people from 10 countries (China, Indonesia, Turkey (Ankara), Netherlands, Japan, Mongolia, Taiwan, Hungary, Mexico)
· Description: Introduction to Seoul's major city policies and site tour; home stay provided by Seoul Government employees
Invitation of Ciacia Tribe · Period: Dec 20-26, 2009 40,000
· Invitees: 8 guests including the Mayor of Bau-Bau, Indonesia
· Description: Letter of Intent on cultural and art exchange, King Sejong Story, hangul programs, etc.
2010 Time Capsule Assistance for Hanoi's Thousand Year Anniversary · Period: Oct 2009 - Oct 2010 54,800
· Location: Museum of Hanoi
· Size: Cylindrical (1.5m in diameter, 2.5m in length)
· Description: 1,000 items in collection (To be kept for 1,000 years)
Seoul-Hanoi Friendship Night · Period: Oct 11, 2010 (18:30) 4,695
· Location: Hanoi Daewoo Hotel
· Target: Hanoi citizenship, honorary citizenship, multicultural families, etc.
· Description: Official events, traditional dance performance, etc.
Master's Degree Course for
Civil Servants in Sister Cities
in Developing Countries
· Period (Session 2): Aug 2009 - Aug 2010 (13 months) 697,556
· Period (Session 3): Aug 2010 - Aug 2011 (13 months)
· Commissioned to: Korea University Graduate School of Policy Studies
· Target: 20 civil servants from 10 cities in 9 countries (Session 3)
· Description: Presentation on examples in Seoul and site tour
· Acquired Degree: Master's degree in Urban Administration
Global City Network Academy · Period: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2010 (12 times) / 8 days each time 314,318
· Target: 152 participants (15 people each time) from 40 cities in 21 countries
· Description: e-Government, transportation, environment, culture, design, climate change, etc.
Invitational City Policy Training Program for High-ranking Civil Servants in China · Period: Nov 2010 (7 days) 54,004
· Location: Site tour (e.g., Cheonggyecheon Museum)
· Target: 18 high-ranking officials from China
· Description: Introduction to Seoul's major city policies, presentation, and site tour
Assistance for
Seoul Cultural Information Center,
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
· Period: Oct 2009 - Oct 2011 24,816
· Location: Seoul Street in Ulaanbataar
· Size: 4 floors, 2,500㎡ (gross area)
· Description: Transportation of items, books, etc. for assistance
Seoul Street in Ulaanbataar, Mongolia · Period: Oct 2009 - Oct 2010 977,900
· Location: Downtown Ulaanbataar
· Size: 2.1 km
· Description: Seoul Street improvement program
Invitational Training
of National University
of Mongolia Students to Seoul
· Period: Jul 2010 (3 weeks) 21,517
· No. of People: 10
· Description: Special lecture on Korean language and studies on Seoul/ Korean culture experience, etc.
Malaria Prevention: Mosquito Net Campaign in Africa · Period: Jun - Dec 2010 115,820
· Target: United Nations Foundation
· Description: Donations for the purchase of mosquito nets
· Method: Assistance based on an MOU for Nets Go! (sending mosquito nets to Africa) between Seoul and the United Nations Foundation
Disaster Relief,
Foreign Local Governments
· Target: Republic of Haiti 112,400
· Description: Relief, donations, etc.
2011 Master's Degree Course for Civil Servants in Sister Cities in Developing Countries · Period (Session 3): Aug 2010 - Aug 2011 (13 months)) 684,000
· Period (Session 4): Aug 2011 - Aug 2012 (13 months)
· Commissioned to: Korea University Graduate School of Policy Studies
· Acquired Degree: Master's degree in Urban Administration
· Target: 17 civil servants from 13 cities in 11 countries (Session 4)
· Description: Presentation on examples from Seoul and site tour
Global City Network Academy · Target: 186 students from Ukraine, Mongolia, and Thailand in 14 courses (10~15 people each time) 277,000
· Description: e-Government, urban transportation, urban environment
Invitational Training Program
for High-ranking Civil Servants in Asia
· Period: ‘2011. April / November (7 days) 53,000
· Target: 19 officials from Asia (e.g., China)
· Description: Introduction to Seoul's major city policies, presentation, and site tour
Education Support for Youth Centers
in Developing Countries
· Period: ‘2011. February - November (3 days) 75,000
· Target: 4 civil servants each from youth centers in Vietnam, Nepal, and Cambodia
· Description: Sharing experiences on good youth policies and programs, etc.
Content & Program Assistance for Seoul Cultural Information Center in Ulaanbataar, Mongolia · Period: Nov 4-10, 2011 26,000
· Location: Seoul Street in Ulaanbataar
1st floor, Ulaanbataar Cultural Center
· Description: Office supplies (computers, consumable items, etc.) assistance with Seoul Cultural Information Center in Mongolia
               Assistance for supplies used at promotional events for Seoul (Korean song contest, Korean painting contest, etc.
Public Health & Medical Assistance in Ulaanbataar, Mongolia · Period: ‘2011. April - December 57,000
· Target: Residents of Ulaanbataar, Mongolia
· Description: Medical consultation (visiting and invitation),
Medical practitioner invited for training programs
2012 Master's Degree Course for Civil Servants
in Sister Cities in Developing Countries
· Period (Session 4): Aug 2011 - Aug 2012 (13 months) 589,000
· Period (Session 5): Aug 2012 - Aug 2013 (13 months)
· Commissioned to: Korea University Graduate School of Policy Studies (Session 4)/University of Seoul (Session 5)
· Acquired Degree: Master's degree in Urban Administration
· Target: 15 civil servants from 9 cities in 7 countries (Session 5)
· Description: Presentation on examples from Seoul and site tour
Global City Network Academy · Period: Jun 15 - Oct 31, 2009 (Session 1-7)/ 5-7 days per session 441,000
· Target: 86 students from 16 countries such as Nepal, China, Hungary, India, Indonesia,Iran, Jordan, and Kazakhstan
(10-15 students per session)
· Description: e-Government, urban transportation, urban environment
Education Support for Youth Center in Developing Countries · 4 times annually, 153 people trained 80,000
- Taipei, Hanoi, Bengalore, Jakarta
Assistance for Seoul Cultural Information Center in Ulaanbataar, Mongolia · 137 items (30 types) supplied 21,000
- Computers, copier, printer, etc. (12 types of items)
- 55 types of books (Korean grammar, etc.)
- Supplies for painting contest, marathon, and other events
Health & Medical Assistance for Developing Countries · Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 100,000
- 351 consulted, 5 operated, 4 on medical training, and 1 invited for medical consultation
· Ulaanbataar, Mongolia
- 219 consulted, 21 operated, 4 on medical training, and 5 invited for medical consultation
Seoul-Chinese Cities Forum · Korea-China 20-year anniversary survey 99,000
- Conducted by: Han Sangjin Institute of Society
· Seoul-Chinese Cities Forum
- Period: Nov 5-7, 2012
- Location: Conference Hall (3F, New Building)
- 2 guests (director level) each invited from 6 cities in China
Assistance for Development of ICT Infrastructure in East Africa · Feasibility test on 3 WeGO member cities 50,000
- Ulaanbataar: Construction of an underground spatial data infrastructure (SDI)
- Dar es Salaam: Construction of an interdepartmental document control system
- Buenos Aires: Construction of a smart card-operated public service hub
International Assistance for Waterworks_Invitational Training for Relevant Officials in Peru - Period: Nov 19-25, 2012 (7 days)  
- Target: 7 guests from the city waterworks office, including the Mayor of Chanchamayo in Peru
2013 Master's Degree Course for Civil Servants in Sister Cities in Developing Countries · Period (Session 5): Aug 2012 - Aug 2013 (13 months) 535,000
· Period (Session 6): Aug 2013 - Aug 2014 (13 months)
· Commissioned to: University of Seoul International School of Urban Sciences
· Acquired Degree: Master's degree in Urban Administration
· Target: 20 civil servants from 17 cities in 14 countries (Session 6)
· Description: Presentation on examples from Seoul and site tour
Global City Network Academy · Target: Civil servants from foreign cities, sister cities and Metropolis member cities (14 times annually, 15 people each time) 307,000
· Description: e-Government, urban transportation, urban environment, and other excellent urban policy areas
Invitational Training for Civil Servants in Foreign Cities · Target 76,000
- Training for civil servants from strategic cities in Asia (August, 8 days): 16 guests from Hanoi, Jakarta, Bangkok, Ulaanbataar, etc.
- Training for civil servants from sister cities (October, 8 days): 18 civil servants from sister cities such as San Francisco and Amsterdam
- Training for high-ranking officials in China (November,7 days): 9 civil servants from 9 cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, and others in Shandong and Guangdong Provinces
· Description: Invitation of influential high-ranking officials in Asian cities, introduction of exemplary policies, site tour, etc.
Education Support for Youth Centers in Developing Countries · Period: Nov 4-8, 2013 (5 days) 80,000
· No. of People: 105 (Peking University students, Communist Youth League executives, civil servants, professors, etc.)
· Description: Introduction of Seoul's youth policies to leaders and officers in charge at youth centers in developing countries in Asia
Invitational Training for Overseas Railway Workers · Description: Invitation and training of 20 guests engaged in the urban metro industry twice a year 23,000
· Target
- First-half of year: 12 participants from 3 countries (4 each from Indonesia, Thailand, and Libya), Jun 11-25 (15 days)
- Second-half of year: 8 participants from 2 countries (6 from Vietnam 6, 2 from Azerbaijan), Oct 22-31 (10 days)
Assistance for Seoul Cultural Information Center in Ulaanbataar, Mongolia · Description: Assistance with 84 items in 37 supply categories 78,000
- Assistance for the operation of and event supplies for Seoul Cultural Information Center in Ulaanbataar
Health & Medical Assistance for Developing Countries · Target: 3 countries (Mongolia (Ulaanbataar), Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek), Nepal (Kathmandu)) 142,000
· Description
- Assistance with medical consultation: Medical consultation, procedures and surgeries for locals and Korean residents, donation of medical equipment, medical devices, medicine, and supplies
- Patient evacuation and treatment: 3 patients a year (patients for whom medical services are not available locally)
International Assistance for Waterworks/td> · Target: Chanchamayo, Peru 318,000
· Description
- Waterworks improvement: Pipe improvement and replacement, addition of a water purification plant in San Ramón
- Water station maintenance: Repair and maintenance of water stations damaged by flooding
Assistance for Recovery from Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines · Period: Nov 18, 2013 214,500
· Target: Leyte and Samar Islands in central Philippines
· Description: Cash assistance to Red Cross Korea
2014 Master's Degree Course for Civil Servants in Sister Cities in Developing Countries  · Period (Session 6): Aug 2013 - Aug 2014 (13 months)  704,000
  Period (Session 7): Aug 2014 - Aug 2015 (13 months)
· Commissioned to: University of Seoul International School of Urban Sciences
· Acquired Degree: Master's degree in Urban Administration
· Description: Presentation on examples from Seoul and site tour
Invitational Training for Civil Servants in Foreign Cities · Target: Civil servants from foreign cities, sister cities, and Metropolis member cities (9 times, 140 officials) 532,000
· Description: e-Government, urban transportation, urban environment, and other excellent urban policy areas
Seoul-Beijing Youth Cultural Exchange · Description: Collaborative foundation for the future based on Seoul-Beijing cultural exchanges between youth 40,000
· Target: Youth in Beijing
Invitational Training for Overseas Railway Workers · Description: Invitation and training of 20 people engaged in the urban railway industry twice a year 80,000
· Target
 -  First-half of year: 9 guests from 3 countries (3 each from Mongolia, Thailand, and Algeria), May 20-29 (10 days)
 -  Second-half of year: 7 people from 1 country,  Oct 14-23 (10 days)
Children's Park Development in Ulaanbataar, Mongolia · Description: Development of children's playgrounds at national parks in Ulaanbataar 200,000
 
Health & Medical Assistance for Developing Countries · Target: 3 countries (Mongolia (Ulaanbataar), Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek), Nepal (Kathmandu)) 70,000
· Description  
 - 19 (medical assistance), 14 medical workers invited for training
 
Content & Program Assistance for Seoul Cultural Information Center in Ulaanbataar, Mongolia · Target: Ulaanbataar, Mongolia 20,000
· Description: Assistance with equipment, materials, and supplies for events at Seoul Cultural Information Center
International Assistance for Waterworks · Target: Chanchamayo, Peru 330,000
· Description  
 - Waterworks improvement: Pipe improvement and replacement, addition of a water purification plant in San Ramón
 - Water station maintenance: Repair and maintenance of water stations damaged by flooding
 -  Invitation and training of waterworks workers: Twice a year (First/second half of year)
Disaster Relief, Foreign Local Governments Emergency relief assistance and supplies for natural disasters overseas (None) 500,000

Contact

  • Seoul Metropolitan Government Global Urban Partnership Division  (+82-2-2133-5272)