1963-2013 - 50 years of Research for Social Change

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Ilcheong Yi

Research Coordinator

Ilcheong YI is Research Coordinator at UNRISD. He joined UNRISD in October, 2008. Born in the Republic of Korea, he was trained as both political scientist (B.A. and M.A. from the Dept. of Political Science, Seoul National University, Korea) and social policy analyst (D.Phil from Oxford University, UK). He specializes in the issues of poverty, social policy, labour policy and historical analysis of the economic and social development process. Prior to this, he was Associate Professor of Kyushu University, Japan (2004-2008), Korean Foundation Visiting Professor, Dept. of East Asian Studies of Malaya University, Malaysia (2003-2004) and Visiting Research Fellow of the Stein Rokkan Centre, Bergen University, Norway (2002-2003). He also acted as external collaborator and consultant for various field research and project development of international and national organizations such as UNRISD, ILO, JBIC and KOICA.

Selected Recent Publications:

  • Post 2015 Development Goals (SDGs) and Transformative Social Policy, Oughtopia, Vol. 30, No.1 (2015) (co-authored)
  • Universalizing Health Care in Brazil: Opportunities and Challenges, UNRISD Working Paper, Geneva, UNRISD (2015) (co-authored)
  • Diversity in Moving Towards Integrated, Coordinated and Equitable Social Protection Systems: Experiences of Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan, Province of China, Joint UNDP-UNRISD Working Paper, Geneva, UNRISD (2015)
  • (2014) Overview: Learning from Developmental Success, Yi and Mkandawire (eds) Learning from Korean Developmental Success: Effective Developmental Cooperation and Synergistic Institutions and Policies (London and New York, Palgrave Macmillan) (2014) (co-authored)
  • How Could Enhancement of Education and Health Contribute to Economic Growth in South Korea? Yi and Mkandawire (eds) Learning from Korean Developmental Success: Effective Developmental Cooperation and Synergistic Institutions and Policies (London and New York, Palgrave Macmillan) (2014)
  • Effective Aid and Development Cooperation in South Korea, Yi and Mkandawire (eds) Learning from Korean Developmental Success: Effective Developmental Cooperation and Synergistic Institutions and Policies (London and New York, Palgrave Macmillan) (2014) (co-authored)
  • 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 (2013) (co-authored)
  • “Mixed Governance” and Welfare in South Korea, Fukuyama, F. Diamond, L. and Plattner, M.F. eds. Poverty, Inequality, and Democracy, Johns Hopkins University Press (2012), (co-authored)
  • Combating Poverty and Inequality through Social Policies: Reflections on the UNRISD Report, Global Social Policy, Vol. 11, No.2-3 (2011) (co-authored)
  • "Mixed Governance" and Welfare in South Korea, Journal of Democracy, Vol.22 No.3 (2011) (co-authored)
  • The Korean State and Social Policy: How South Korea Lifted from Poverty and Dictatorship to Affluence and Democracy, Oxford University Press( 2011) (co-authored)
  • Social Protection, Social Security and Social Service in Development Context: Transformative Social Policy, Journal of International Development Cooperation, Vol. 4 (2010)
  • Economic Development and Poverty Reduction in Korea: Governing Multifunctional Institutions, Development and Change, Vol.40, No.4 (2009) (co-authored)
  • History in Action: the Japanese Textbook Controversy in Northeast Asia, Japan Studies Association Journal , Vol.7 (2009)
  • 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) (co-authored)
  • The Politics of Occupational Welfare in Korea, Hanasyoin Press, Fukuoka (2007)