The terms include: NPOs (beyoungri danche), NGOs (mingan danche), civil society organizations (simin danche), civic movement organizations (simin woondong danche), and public interest corporations (gongick bubin).
Advocacy-oriented activities: These activities aim for the promotion of social justice, democracy, and human rights on behalf of the workers, peasants, and other alienated people in society.
Education and service-oriented organizations:
Civic advocacy groups: They include foundations, business and professional associations, social services, and art and culture organizations.
Quasi-governmental organizations: These organizations functioned as governmental agencies. These pro-government organizations played a significant role in mobilizing people for national development or in publicizing government's policies.
- Korea Federation for Environmental Movement (KEEM)/ Friends of the Earth Korea
The KFEM has its foundation from the Anti-Pollution Movement Conference since 1984.
- Korea NGO Council for Overseas Cooperation (KCOC)
KCOC is an association of development NGOs implementing development and aid projects, with the aim of eradicating poverty around the world.
- Korea Official Development Assistance (ODA)
Korea ODA provides grants or concessional loans to a developing country in the list of ODA recipients, provided by the OECD-Development Assistance Committee in order to promote its economic development and welfare improvement.
- Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
KOICA is a government agency responsible for Korea’s bilateral grant aid and technical cooperation programs while the Korea Export-Import Bank (Korea Eximbank) administers the EDCF loans. KOICA’s bilateral grant aid makes up around 40% of the total budget of Korea’s bilateral ODA. KOICA has 30 representative offices in 28 partner countries, and these overseas offices play a critical role in implementing KOICA’s aid programs at the field level.
Social & International humanitarian organizations: