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KDS provides professional consulting services to public and private institutions in developing nations by leveraging Korean and world-wide international development best practices and globally-proven advanced technologies.

Our broad network of local and global experts in various fields of economic and social development has been successfully providing comprehensive, yet practical solutions in formulating and executing economic and sector development strategies.

Major Credentials

Active Support on SME Development and Preparation for Innovative-Industrial Development Plan of Kazakhstan

Duration : May 2012 - Mar 2013
Orderer : KDI

Policy Recommendation and Capacity Buliding on Three Research Subjects, a. Policy for Innovative Start-Up Development; b. Suggestions for Public-Private Partnership Credit Guarantee System, c. Preparation for Innovative Industrial Development Plan (2015-2019)

The Project for Establishment of an agro-processing and Marketing Strategy in Uganda

Duration : May 2012 - Mar 2013
Orderer : KDI

"The Korea Institute for Development Strategy (KDS), as the Project Management Consultant (PMC), is implementing the project entitled ‘Project for Establishment of Agro-processing and Marketing Strategy in Uganda’ in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries(MAAIF) of the Republic of Uganda. This project is a 3-year-project(2013-2017) supported by Korea International Cooperation Agency aimed at developing sustainable agro-processing and marketing strategy for maize, rice and oranges.

The Project components are as follows:

1. Strategy Development: Establishment of Agro-processing strategy and implementation plan
2. Capacity building: Invitational training for High and Working level officials and trainers; Local training for farm leaders and young successors; Local workshop with stakeholders and farmers
3. Strategy Application: Provision of agro-processing equipment for existing agro-processing centers; Operation of Pilot/Demonstration center based on the Strategy

The team of Korean experts led by Mr.Kim Jin-Soo(Project Manager) have visited Uganda to undertake baseline surveys from July 28 to August 21, 2014. The team, divided by three groups, traveled in the western, mid-eastern and eastern regions of Uganda. The team collected and collated information from the key stakeholders such as farmers, processors, middlemen, sales agents and distributors along the value-chains of maize, rice and oranges. The result of the survey will provide a basis for guiding the project in designing appropriate agro-processing and marketing strategies. "

Project for Capacity Building of E-Government in Nigeria

Duration : Dec 2013 - Dec 2017
Orderer : KOICA

The Project for e-Government Capacity Building in Nigeria aims to strengthen the efficiency of e-Government and its structure, and to prepare the basis for promoting e-Government by capacity building. Korea Institute for Development Strategy (KDS) is commissioned by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to implement the project in cooperation with Federal Ministry of Communication Technology (FMCT) and Public Service Institute of Nigeria (PSIN) in Nigeria. The duration of the project is four years from December in 2013 to December in 2017. The main works and services of the project include the following tasks: establishing the e-Government master plan at the national level, building the e-Government training centre (ETC), and running e-Government Capacity Building Program such as local training program and invitation training in Korea. In particular, KDS is in charge of overall capacity building program as a project management company (PMC)

The Project for Capacity Building of the Kurdistan Institute of Public Administration(KIPA) in Iraq KRG

Duration : Dec 2013 - Dec 2016
Orderer : KOICA

Consultation on the Establishment of a Master Plan for the Kurdistan Institute of Public Administration(KIPA) in the area of Reengineering Organizational Structure, Curriculum Development, and Capacity Building of HRD Officials and Lecturers