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Executing agencies

Based on the Korea International Cooperation Agency Act (Article 1), the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) was established in 1991 as a governmental agency responsible for grant aid and technical cooperation for developing countries. It operates in five types of programs; projects, training programs, dispatch of volunteers and Korean experts (World Friends Korea (WFK)), and overseas emergency relief, partnership with CSOs and multilateral assistance. KOICA has one headquarters and 44 resident missions abroad. KOICA is staffed with 247 people, among whom 165 are stationed in the headquarters (composed of 8 departments (including 1WFK HQ), 1 research and education center, 19 teams and 8 offices), while 84 are deployed to 44 resident missions as of 2012. It overhauled its internal offices toward strengthe