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Learning from the South Korean Developmental Success

Effective Developmental Cooperation and Synergistic Institutions and Policies

  • Ilcheong Yi
  • Thandika Mkandawire

Part of the Social Policy in a Development Context book series (SPDC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Overview: Learning from Developmental Success

    1. Thandika Mkandawire, Ilcheong Yi
      Pages 1-7
  3. Part I

  4. Part II

  5. Part III

  6. Part IV

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 312-358

About this book


This analysis of South Korea's development experience can present lessons for development in the 21st century. Situating the development experience of South Korea within the framework of the capability enhancing state, this volume examines the empowering institutions and policies of South Korea between 1945 and 2000.


development Development Cooperation economic growth growth social policy transition

Editors and affiliations

  • Ilcheong Yi
    • 1
  • Thandika Mkandawire
    • 2
    • 3
  2. 2.African DevelopmentLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceUK
  3. 3.Swedish Research CouncilSweden

About the editors

Thandika Mkandawire is Chair in African Development at LSE and Olof Palme Visiting Professor, Swedish Research Council. Earlier he was Director of UNRISD; and Executive Secretary of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa. He has published widely on problems of policy making, adjustment and democratization.
Ilcheong Yi is Research Coordinator at UNRISD. His research interests are issues related to the developmental state, social policy in developing countries and macro-level development strategies. His recent publications are mainly related to the welfare state and health policies in developing countries.

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