North-East Asia Development Cooperation Forum 2016
Researchers and practitioners of development cooperation mostly from four North-East Asian countries, namely China, Japan, Republic of Korea and Russian Federation, gathered in the third North-East Asia Development Cooperation Forum from 28 to 29 October in Suzhou, China. Participants highlighted the role of development cooperation in North-East Asia towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Forum was co-hosted by ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office, China International Development Research Network (CIDRN) and Department of International Cooperation of Development Research Center (DRC) of State Council of China. It was a joint effort of the East and North-East Asia Office, China International Development Research Network (CIDRN), Japan Society for International Development (JASID), Korea Association of International Development and Cooperation (KAIDEC), and newly established Russian Association of Experts in International Development Assistance.
The first North-East Asia Development Cooperation Forum was held in November 2014 in Seoul in collaboration with KAIDEC, and the second Forum in 2015 was held in October 2015, co-hosted by JASID and JICA Research Institute.