Good practices in using partnerships for effective and efficient delivery of employment services in South Korea

EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 234

This study was commissioned to contribute to the debate regarding the role of partnerships in promoting more efficiency in and effectiveness of employment services and ALMPs. In addition to reviewing literature at the global level, the study sought to fill knowledge gaps in developing and emerging countries, with a bias towards the BRICS. Five country studies were commissioned, covering the People’s Republic of China, Colombia, India, the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the Russian Federation. This study on South Korea, included because of the country’s outstanding history of rapid development, provides a wealth of knowledge on various important subjects, including the use of e-services, the developmental role of the State, policy coherence at all levels, performance management, the importance of an enabling legal framework, etc., which forms an invaluable reference for other countries.