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President’s Message

 

Poverty reduction and sustainable development have become top priorities in the global community

Poverty prevents individual human beings as well as societies from satisfying basic human needs and may even deprive them of life itself. Poverty reduction and sustainable development have thus become top priorities in the global community. Yet, the path to the end of poverty and sustainable development seems to be a long and thorny one. Despite painstaking efforts for sustainable development in international society, the outcomes have not been satisfactory.

The Korea Institute for Development Strategy (KDS) aims to be a genuine partner of international society in their odyssey for development. KDS will conduct this mission in three ways: First, based on true compassion and understandings on the difficulties and pains of the partner countries, KDS will become a genuine friend working for their interests. Second, with passion and appropriate expertise, KDS will concentrate efforts to create positive impact for development in partner countries. Third, based on Korea’s vivid experiences of trials and errors for national development, KDS will concentrate wisdom and mobilize resources through partnerships with world-class development think-tanks, consultancies, and institutions. I expect your full support in growing KDS to become a leading development consultancy in the world. Let us go hand in hand to our global neighbors who are calling us.

Seung-Hun Chun, Ph. D President Korea Institute for Development Strategy