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NGOs are essential partners of development cooperation not only for their field experiences and grass-root approaches but also for their thematic expertise. Recognizing complementary relationship between Korean government and NGOs in international development cooperation, the government encourages NGOs’ participation in its ODA policy making and delivery.

Korean government has co-financed the NGOs’ overseas development programs through KOICA since 1995. According to the Strategic Plan, the government will scale up the volume of funding to CSOs including NGOs by 2015 about ten times larger than that of 2010. In this context, the budget has been grown from 6 million USD to 10 million USD and the number of supported programs has been increased from about 30 to 80 in 2012 compared to 2010. The supported programs are jointly monitored and evaluated by the NGOs and KOICA together in t