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The IDB Delegation Visits STEPI to Discuss Korea-LAC Cooperation
Delegation from Inter-American Development Bank headed by Dr. Jose Miguel Benavente, the Head of Competitiveness and Innovation, visited STEPI to discuss the possible areas of collaboration between Korea and LAC (Latin America and Caribbean) Countries.

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The IDB team’s visit to Korea took place with the objective of learning best practices on the key STI institutions to enable institutional capacity building in the LAC region. STEPI hosted the 397th STEPI S&T Policy Forum as a joint-seminar on IDB Flagship Report on “Productive Development Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean”. Three editors of the book, Dr. Gustavo Crespi, Dr. Eduardo Fernandez-Arias, and Dr. Ernesto Stein, presented the in-depth study on the STI and productive development policy in LAC and placed strong emphasis on the importance of strengthening institutional capabilities for policy success. A vibrant discussion took place with interesting contributions from the experts on STI and the LAC region to identify areas of cooperation between Korea and the LAC.

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The STEPI has conducted a policy consultation on Empowering STI Governance in Chile. The STEPI and IDB team discussed further cooperation with respect to strengthening the institutional capacity building for STI policy in the LAC region by sharing the development experience and best practices of the complex and dynamic STI policy system and governance.


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