Appropriate Resource Allocation of Korea’s ICT ODA to Africa: Using Optimization Simulation

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Young-Chool Choi


This study concerns the allocation of resources aimed at maximizing the effectiveness of aid projects for Africa provided by Korea. It aims to discover how desirable it is to allocate ICT ODA project aid provided by Korea to Africa by business type in order to achieve the optimal resource allocation status. A meaningful result was derived through a simulation process for optimizing resource allocation using POWERSIM software. The conclusion is that the ICT-related aid which has been provided to African countries to date has not been allocated in a desirable way, and it is necessary to re-organize resource allocation in a new way by business type. It is suggested that greater resources should be allocated to the dissemination of ICT systems and infrastructure construction in the future.

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