KDI School’s G20 Global Leadership Program 2019 (Fully-funded to Korea)

KDI School’s G20 Global Leadership Program 2019 (Fully-funded to Korea)

Deadline: January 29, 2019

The KDI School of Public Policy and Management will be holding its G20 Global Leadership Program on March 11th ~ 29th, 2019 in Korea. This program has been designed for experienced managers and practitioners and decision makers in their respective organization who will be working in some capacity as a leader, change agent, or facilitator in promoting global development or on G20 agenda-setting.

The intensive three-week program will include an overview of Korea’s development experiences, Development Policy and G20 agenda issues such as quality infrastructure, climate change & green growth, sustainable development, international trade, aging population, 4th industrial revolution and strengthening the financial system. The program also incorporates a three day field study tour to other parts of the Korean peninsula. In order to witness firsthand Korea’s development experiences, participants will be given an opportunity to visit key industrial and cultural sites.

Each participant will also be asked to prepare a Group discussion and Country Case presentation, addressing a G20 agenda issue or a development challenge in his/her country. The goal is to have each participant apply and incorporate the coursework and knowledge shared among peers in the program into his/her Country Case at the end of the program.

About KDI School

The KDI School of Public Policy and Management was founded in 1997 as the educational arm of the Korea Development Institute (KDI), the country’s leading economic policy think tank. The KDI School was established with a two-fold mission: to produce international experts with theoretic knowledge and practical skills in the field of development economics and public policy; and to foster future leaders who can cope with the rapidly changing international environment and exercise global leadership in every sector of our society.

Since its inception, the KDI School has cultivated over 3000 professionals from 99 different countries who have led positive change in their respective spheres of influence. The School has grown exponentially due to its unwavering commitment to excellence in teaching, promoting a truly international learning environment, and by serving as a global hub for knowledge sharing.


All program fees have been waived and all participants will be entitled to roundtrip airfare, housing, meals and a modest stipend while attending the program.


  • This program has been designed for experienced managers and practitioners of G20 countries and developing countries.
  • They welcome applicants from both G20 and non-G20 countries who are interested in Korea’s development experience and G20 issues including global infrastructure, climate change, sustainable food, green growth, trade and strengthening the financial system, etc.
  • Each applicant should possess a minimum of three years of work experience or be at the middle manager level in his/her current field.
  • Given the heavy emphasis on cultivating a peer learning community, participants should be motivated to share professional experiences and challenges.
  • A strong proficiency in the English language is required as all courses and coursework will be conducted in the English language.


Click here to apply.

For more information, visit KDI School.