Jaewon Kim

Jaewon Kim

PhD Researcher in International Relations & Political Science
Areas of expertise
  • Democratic governance
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Sustainable development
  • Human capital and labour market dynamics
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Southeast Asia

PhD Thesis


Title: Democratic governance of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)

PhD Supervisor: Liliana Andonova and Gita Steiner-Khamsi




Jaewon is a PhD candidate whose research explores the growing role of private sector actors in global governance and institutionalized co-operative arrangements between the public and private sector. The focus of her study at the Graduate Institute is particularly on public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the field of technical vocational education and training (TVET) in the ASEAN region. She holds a Bachelor in International Liberal Studies and Master in International Relations, both from Waseda University, Tokyo. Her recent 5-year work experience as a researcher at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and STI Policy Institute under the government of Thailand has motivated her to pursue research and career that can contribute to sustainable and inclusive development of Southeast Asian countries. Her work on global value chains, labour market, and skills development has been published in peer-reviewed journals, UN/OECD reports, and books.