Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)

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The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) was founded as a government agency by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on April 1, 1991. KOICA has played a critical role in Korea’s ODA for developing countries by implementing the government's grant aid and technical cooperation programs.

KOICA aims to realise sustainable socio-economic development and the eradication of poverty in developing countries; and contribution to global issues related to international development cooperation to harmonise development efforts with those of the international community.

The agency is also responsible for World Friends Korea (WFK), the integrated volunteer corps dispatched by the Korean government. In partner countries, the WFK volunteers share their knowledge and experience, and facilitate change in local communities.