• UNDP Seoul Policy Centre for Global Development Partnerships.• Began work in January 2011.• New form of RoK / UNDP cooperation to promote global development and knowledge for poverty reduction and sustainable human development,• Part of the UN global development and knowledge network.
The Centre:• Is a knowledge hub for cutting edge development research, policy dialogue, publications and knowledge sharing• Builds bridges between Korea, new development partners and developing nations and contributes to building capacity in developing countries.• Facilitates policy dialogue for results
5 tracks:• sharing knowledge on the Korean development experience;• undertaking cutting edge research with partners;• facilitating and contributing to policy dialogue;• engaging in advocacy and supporting partnerships for development; and• positioning the Centre as a hub for knowledge sharing.All areas contribute to enhancing the capacities ofdeveloping countries and partners inside and outsideof the Republic of Korea.
The Centre:• Engages in cutting edge research and policy dialogue on:- Development challenges in middle income countries- New global development partnerships, particularly new and emerging donor countries.
Sharing knowledge• facilitates exchanges between Korean and foreign development practitioners, policy makers and experts and supports knowledge networks;• responds to queries from governments and UNDP country offices on specific aspects of Korea’s development experience for policy discussions;• Maintains database of relevant information for easy access by development practitioners• Builds knowledge networks in the RoK
Global Development Agenda Advocacy • Post MDGs • Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation • Centre brings UNDP’s knowledge and experience to Korean development debates • shares knowledge on key development reports, such as the UNDP Human Development Report At the end of the day it’s all about people.