December 07, 2023

South Korea seeking ways to streamline delivery of development aid to the North

KOICA says plans must take into account "special situation" on the peninsula

A South Korean government-run agency is seeking “substantive” ways to provide grant-style official development assistance (ODA) to North Korea, documents seen by NK News this week showed.

In documents provided by an opposition lawmaker, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) stressed the need to shift the method of cooperation with the DPRK from one-time support to more regularized ODA.