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Korea Disabled people's Development Institute (KODDI) is a public institution under the Ministry of Health and Welfare, in accordance to the Act on Welfare of Persons with Disabilities which came into effect in 1981. KODDI mainly carries out the following activities: policy development and research for persons with disabilities; vocational rehabilitation to persons with severe disabilities, and expanding Universal Design environment to promote the welfare of persons with disabilities in Korea.

“We make a world where persons with disabilities are happy through policy development and independent living support”

At the same time, KODDI runs “Centre for Children with Disabilities and Persons with Developmental Disabilities” to provide customized welfare services to both children with disabilities and persons with developmental disabilities. Since KODDI was designated as the secretariat of MRR Fund by MOHW in 2013, it has been implementing development projects for persons with disabilities in the Asia and Pacific region.

KODDI will pursue its endeavor, with the successful implementation of the Incheon Strategy, to make 650 million persons with disabilities in the Asia and Pacific region live better life and protect their rights.