The learning event Advancing South–South Knowledge Sharing in Asia will enhance and broaden knowledge sharing on sources of development in Asia and the Pacific. It will showcase recent practical and innovative solutions, as well as promising experiences and lessons on development from the several knowledge bases. The Independent Evaluation of the Asian Development Bank in partnership with the Korea Development Institute (KDI) will host the event. It will be held on 4 July 2018 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

The event will present experience and lessons from the wider development community have recently produced in private sector development, knowledge sharing framework and metrics, and learning lessons from evaluation. The proceedings will be used by KDI and ADB to inform and guide future knowledge sharing activities that promote extended learning on development work.


The learning event will target government officials from the region, private sector representatives, civil society organizations, academics and members of the development community.


  • Opening session: Knowledge Sharing in Asia
  • Measuring the Impact of South–South Cooperation (SSC)
  • What Can We Learn from Evaluators? A World Café Session on Evaluation
  • The Role of the Private Sector in South–South Collaboration

How to register

By invitation only


  • Youngjae Lim, Vice President, Korea Development Institute
  • Marvin Taylor Dormond, Director General, Independent Evaluation Department,ADB
  • Byong Yol Woo, Director General, International Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Strategy  and Finance, Republic of Korea
  • Joon Kyung Kim, Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management
  • WooChong Um, Director General, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB
  • Gordon Hein, Senior Vice President of Programs, The Asia Foundation
  • Soohyung Lee, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Sogang University
  • Taejong Kim, Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management
  • mmanuel Jimenez, Executive Director, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)
  • Zhou Taidong, Head, Global Development Research Division for Center for International Knowledge on Development, People’s Republic of China 
  • Neissan Alessandro Besharati,  Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Global Dialogue and the BRICS Policy Centre
  • Juhwan Oh, Professor, Seoul National University College of Medicine
  • Farzana Ahmed, Lead Evaluation Specialist, Independent Evaluation Department, ADB
  • Anthea Mulakala, Director for International Development Cooperation, The Asia Foundation
  • Song-Chang Hong, Director, Center for International Development, Korea Development Institute
  • Saleha Waseem, Evaluation Specialist (Communications and Outreach), Independent Evaluation Department, ADB
  • Ghambir Bhatta, Advisor, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, and Head, Knowledge Sharing and Services Center, ADB                       
  • Deena Philage, Project Advisor, Global Knowledge Exchange and Development Center, Korea Development Institute
  • Kiwan Kim, Executive Director, Public and Private Infrastructure Investment Management Center, Korea Development Institute
  • Ghambir Bhatta, Advisor, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, and Head, Knowledge Sharing and Services Center, ADB           
  • Shourie Chatterjee, Principal Lead-Ed Tech, Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Limited, India
  • Vinita Aggarwal, Economic Adviser, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, India
  • Veronique Salze-Lozac’h, Deputy Director General, Independent Evaluation Department, ADB

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