The study of Korea’s economic and social transformation offers a unique window of opportunity to better understand the factors that drive development. Within approximately a single generation, Korea transformed itself from an aid-recipient basket-case to a donor country with fast-paced yet sustained economic growth. What makes Korea’s experience even more remarkable is that the fruits of Korea’s rapid growth were relatively widely shared.
Building on the success during the past five years, we are pleased to present an additional installment of six new case studies and two e-content topics completed through the 2015 Modularization Program. The six reports employ a wide range of examples to better illustrate the continued efforts to improve the effectiveness of managing the incumbent policy and management. The new case studies continue the tradition in the Modularization Program by illustrating how different agents in the Korean society including the government and civil society organizations worked together to find creative solutions to challenges for shared prosperity.