The Republic of Korea is well known for its advanced technology and innovations. Since the breakout of COVID-19 in the country on 22 January 2020, the government and the private sector have been introducing various innovative measures for public information disclosure, virus testing, and monitoring of quarantined persons. As the spread of the virus continues to evolve as a global challenge, here are some examples illustrating the early experiences and lessons learned observed thus far in Korea.
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The Republic of Korea experienced an extraordinary forest transition, it is one of only four countries and the only former developing country, to succeed in rehabilitating its forests following World War ll. This paper focuses on Korea’s approach to reforestation, specifically, ministry-level coordination and collaboration. The publication explores, the effectiveness of a comprehensively integrated policy approach that has both horizontal and vertical components; and has detailed, concrete objectives while delineating clear responsibilities among a variety of stakeholders.
The Republic of Korea is well known for its advanced technology and innovations. Since the breakout of COVID-19 in the country on 22 January 2020, the Government and the private sector have been introducing various innovative measures in response. This piece illustrates some innovative practices introduced by the Korean Government and the private sector with regards to public information disclosure, virus testing, and monitoring of quarantined persons by the authorities.

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50.3 million

Population

13.8

Poverty rate, % in bottom income quartile

34,541 USD

GNI per capita, PPP

0.901

Human Dev. Index

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