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.
The dark gray, stable font symbolizes the trust in and excellence of KDI as the nation’s sole comprehensive policy research institute, and portrays its renewed commitment to steadfastly and humbly lead the future of the Korean economy and society.
ㄱ, ㄴ (Korean consonants)
The first two letters of the Korean alphabet were used to represent the willingness of KDI to emulate Sejong the Great’s spirit and love for the people.
ㄱ (Giyeok): Symbolizes KDI’s image as an innovative and progressive pioneer of Korean society.
ㄴ (Nieun): Symbolizes KDI's knowledge and information infrastructure that have been accumulated and built during the past 35 years.
The emblem to mark the 50th anniversary of Korea Development Institute (KDI) is based on the 50 years that KDI has spearheaded Korea’s policymaking and the 50 years that it will continue to guide Korea’s economic development. It also embodies the concept keyword “Power of Thought,” and slogan “World-leading Think Tank, Shaping the Future.”
The bold ‘5’ represents the roles KDI has served as a pillar of policy while the ‘0’ symbolizes the global community and future world. The word ‘Think’ inside is an imagery of the Korean Peninsula, and captures the status and vision of KDI as the nation’s leading research institute and a hub and mecca for policy expertise, and holds its philosophies and foresight.