The Ministry of International Cooperation organized a number of training programs for government employees to boost human capital.
In accordance with development partners, the ministry invested in capacity building to improve the effectiveness of the public sector.
In 2021, the ministry implemented a training course on effective management of development finances in partnership with the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOIKA) and the Korean Institute for Development Strategies (KDS).
Moreover, it organized nearly 55 virtual training programs with the Chinese Ministry of Commerce to build capacities in the fields of health, technical education, e-commerce, agriculture, modern irrigation technology, city planning, and green transformation, which has benefited a large number of government officials across all levels.
The Ministry also coordinated a number of masters and doctoral programs during the past year from prestigious Chinese universities.
In addition, the senior staff of the Ministry attended an e-learning course, organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), in cooperation with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).
The course, titled “Integrated Recovery Planning and Policy Coherence Towards SDGs,” was to identify the key gaps that need to be closed to bring about change, with a particular focus on the COVID-19 pandemic.
It also aimed at analyzing effective engagement with stakeholders through assessing and mapping inter-sectoral interactions to identify strategic policy options for recovery and resilience to shocks.
In the same vein, it provided examples of tools and methods for integrated planning and policy coherence and conducted an assessment of the readiness of institutions for the coherence of institutional policies that are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.
Within the framework of cooperation between the Ministry and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), a training program was held for executives on supporting productivity, decision-making, and strategic leadership, and over three days a series of interactive sessions and activities to enhance the spirit of teamwork and organizational culture.
In the past four years, more than 1,100 training programs have been implemented in cooperation with China, benefiting 4,000 government officials, in addition to providing 25 specialized programs in priority sectors to support 300 government employees in health, population, agriculture, electricity, and tourism.