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Youkang Chin

Study Fellow

Youkang Chin is spending a year at IDS as a Study Fellow with the Cities Cluster.

She is currently conducting a research project assigned by the Korean Government, entitled ‘A study on aid for statistics in the era of SDGs’, which aims to compare the statistical aid system between the UK and Korea, and draw lessons for providing better aid for developing countries’ monitoring and implementation of the SDGs.

Youkang Chin’s recent work



Cities have a distinctive role in development processes: they are focal points for economic growth, jobs and innovation but also for poverty, inequality, vulnerability and conflict. Although we can learn from historical processes of urbanisation, there are many new development elements...