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KDIS students deployed for government reform case study field research in their home countries

01 Dec, 2017 News Center 1,402


A total of nine KDI School students were selected to implement field research projects about government reform case studies in their respective home countries during the latter half of 2017 as part of the “Government Reform Case Writing Practicum” that was offered last summer semester.

The course, the first of its kind to be offered in KDI School, was organized through team teaching collaboration by Professor Taejong KIM, Professor Junsoo LEE, and Professor Jaeun SHIN. It also incorporated both online and offline courses, wherein students enrolled in MOOCs offered by EDx which were then discussed in person by one of the three professors.

As a practicum course, each of the three professors also served as advisers to students in writing their case study proposals following the “science of delivery” approach, which was developed by the World Bank through its Global Delivery Initiative (GDI), a network which also includes KDI School.

At the end of the semester, nine proposals were chosen for implementation with support from the Center for International Development (CID) under the Korea Development Institute (KDI) and the Development Research Center (DRC) of KDI School.

Using the “science of delivery” approach, the students were able to trace how practitioners at different levels of government and civil society in their countries were able to overcome delivery challenges that led to the successful implementation of government reform projects.

The case studies are expected to be published as part of the knowledge sharing program of KDI and KDI School. During the 20th Anniversary Workshop, some of the participants were also given the opportunity to have a poster presentation of their work.

By Ranel Ram CHENG (2016 MPP, The Philippines)