As one of the world’s largest multilateral development agencies, present in over 170 countries and territories, UNDP is on the frontlines of anticipating, understanding and acting on today’s opportunities and risks.
This paper examines the historical development of Korea’s sewage and wastewater treatment framework. Specifically, focusing on technologies, policies and financing options that have been utilized in South Korea. It suggests that these lessons learned can nurture concrete ideas for establishing and improving sewage and wastewater treatment systems in developing countries.
This book presents the example of Korea's multi-stakeholder, inter-institutional one-stop service mechanism called "Sunflower Centter," which provides counselling, psychological, medical, investigation and legal support in an integrated fashion. It aims to provide efficient, professional, gender-sensitive and tailored assistance for GBV victims, all in one location. Collaborative and specialized service provision by professionals working in the Center have also contributed to minimizing the risk of secondary victimization and accommodating the needs of disadvantaged or vulnerable victims. Last but not least, it has also helped change the mindset of service providers as they began putting themselves in the victim's shoes, enabling a comprehensive and more effective delivery of services.
As one of the four countries to successfully rehabilitate its forests, South Korea is interested in sharing its sustainable forestry experiences with developing countries to support nurture country-specific solutions. This paper introduces activities, policies and strategies that allowed for successful reforestation in South Korea after the Korean War. It also suggests that the unique experiences of South Korea’s reforestation history can be a foundation for the piloting and implementation of practical strategies for ODA in the forestry sector.