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Vision & Mission


Visionary Frontier For The National Agenda In understanding its role and responsibility as a leading economic think tank, KDI will strive to set new targets for Korea to achieve greater prosperity. With its eyes on the economic horizon, KDI will focus on research activity that can provide vision and direction for greater prosperity. In doing so, KDI will answer the need for growth models suited to the ever-changing domestic and international environments.


KDI will uphold its mission to make substantive contributions to the government and society as well as to the public and private sectors by providing timely and effective policy alternatives. By continuously executing the mission, KDI will propose policy recommendations that will become the core foundation for the nation’'s economic growth. In addition, KDI will maximize its organizational capacity to become an international policy institute that serves as a compass for economic policymakers.

Brochure & Leaflet
  • KDI Brochure
    President's Message
    Policy Research Focus
    Affiliated Organizations
    Research Support
    Major Achievements
    Global Knowledge Network
  • KDI Leaflet
    Department of Macroeconomic Policy
    Department of Financial Policy
    Department of Competition Policy
    Department of Human Resource Development Policy
    Department of Industry and Service Economy
    Department of Land and Infrastructure Policy
    Department of Public Finance and Social Policy
    Department of North Korean Economy
    Center for Regulatory Studies
    Economic Information and Education Center
    Public and Private Infrastructure Investment Management Center
    Center for International Development
    KDI School of Public Policy and Management
  • 1971~2014 Four Decades of KDI
    KDI: Guiding Korea’s Social and Economic Transformation
    1. I. At the Forefront of Policy Research and Design
    2. II. Promoting Development Cooperation and Knowledge Sharing
      • A Leader in Knowledge Sharing in the International Development Community
      • Promoting Greater Fiscal Efficiency
      • Raising Awareness on Public Policy and Promoting Economic Education
      • Fostering the Leaders and Reformers of Tomorrow
    Sejong: A New Chapter in KDI’s History
    Major Developments in KDI’s History
KDI Research Category
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