1963-2018 - 55 years of Research for Social Change

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Ilcheong Yi

Senior Research Coordinator

Ilcheong YI is Senior Research Coordinator in the Social Policy and Development Programme and in the Social Dimensions of Sustainable Development Programme at UNRISD. He joined UNRISD in October 2008. Born in the Republic of Korea, he was trained as a political scientist (B.A. and M.A. from the Department of Political Science, Seoul National University, Korea) and as a social policy analyst (D.Phil from Oxford University, UK). His specialization is in the issues of poverty, social policy, labour policy, social economy, and historical analysis of the economic and social development process. Prior to joining UNRISD, Ilcheong was Associate Professor at Kyushu University, Japan (2004-2008), Korea Foundation Visiting Professor in the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Malaya, Malaysia (2003-2004), and Visiting Research Fellow at the Stein Rokkan Centre, University of Bergen, Norway (2002-2003). He has fulfilled a number of consultant, field researcher and project development roles for international and national organizations including the ILO, UNRISD, JBIC and KOICA.

Selected Publications:

  • (2018) Synergistic interactions between social policy and SSE in developing countries: interfaces in discourse and practice, Development and Society, Vol.47, No.2
  • (2018) Aid Effectiveness and Institutional Complementarity, The Korean Journal of Area Studies, Vol.36, No.2
  • (2018) A Critical Review of Alternative Pathways to New Social Policy in Development Context, Korean Social Policy Review, Vol.25, No.2 n
  • (2018) A Critical Approach to Understanding and Assessing Developmental Partnership in the Context International Development Cooperation, International Development and Cooperation Review, Vol 10, No.2
  • (2018) Networks among the UN SDGs: A Content Analysis of Research Trends, Journal of International Area Studies, Vol.22, No.2
  • (2018) Analyzing the Trends of Development Evaluation in South Korea - Focusing on the Ex-Post Evaluation Reports of KOICA (1998-2016), Journal of International Area Studies, Vol.22, No.1
  • (2017) Introduction and chapter on Brazil. Towards Universal Health Care in Emerging Economies: Opportunities and Challenges (London and New York, Palgrave Macmillan and UNRISD) (edited volume)
  • (2016) The Evolution of Fragmented Systems of Welfare Provision: The National Health Care systems of Japan, the Republic of Korea and Taiwan, Korea Observer, Vol.47, No.1
  • (2015) Linking State Intervention and Health Equity Differently: The Universalization of Health Care in South Korea and Taiwan, Korea Observer, Vol.46, No.3
  • (2015) Post 2015 Development Goals (SDGs) and Transformative Social Policy, Oughtopia, Vol. 30, No.1
  • (2014) Overview, chapter on education and health; and chapter on aid effectiveness. Learning from Korean Developmental Success: Effective Developmental Cooperation and Synergistic Institutions and Policies (London and New York, Palgrave Macmillan and UNRISD) (edited volume)
  • (2013) Health and Development: Challenges and Pathways to HiAP in Low-income Countries, Kimmo Leppo et al. (eds) Health In All Policies: Seizing Opportunities, Implementing Policies, Malta, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland
  • (2012) “Mixed Governance” and Welfare in South Korea, Fukuyama, F. Diamond, L. and Plattner, M.F. eds. Poverty, Inequality, and Democracy, Johns Hopkins University Press
  • (2011) "Mixed Governance" and Welfare in South Korea, Journal of Democracy, Vol.22 No.3
  • (2011) The Korean State and Social Policy: How South Korea Lifted from Poverty and Dictatorship to Affluence and Democracy, Oxford University Press
  • (2010) Social Protection, Social Security and Social Service in Development Context: Transformative Social Policy, Journal of International Development Cooperation, Vol. 4
  • (2009) Economic Development and Poverty Reduction in Korea: Governing Multifunctional Institutions, Development and Change, Vol.40, No.4
  • (2009) History in Action: the Japanese Textbook Controversy in Northeast Asia, Japan Studies Association Journal, Vol.7
  • (2007) Social Security in Central Asia: Social Insurance and Public Assistance System in the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Bulletin of Kyushu University Asia Center, Vol. 2
  • (2007) The Politics of Occupational Welfare in Korea, (Hanasyoin Press, Fukuoka)
  • (2006) Social Dialogue in Transition Economy : the Case of Mongolia, Comparative Societies and Cultures, Vol.12
  • (2005) Formulation of Confucianism in the Social Welfare System in East Asia, KATHA, Vol.1, No.1