Kyung Ryul Park

Kyung Ryul Park

Research Assistant and PhD student in Information Systems and Innovation

Department of Management

About me

Kyung-Ryul Park is a PhD candidate in Information Systems and Innovation at the Department of Management. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University with a Political and Economic Development (PED) concentration. He received his BS in Chemical and Biological Engineering and BA in International Relations from Seoul National University (SNU) in Korea.

Kyung’s research is primarily concerned with questions of digital technology and power in international development. His empirical research explores the role of aid information management systems (AIMS) and open data in aid coordination among stakeholders. 

Prior to LSE, Kyung worked with Innovation Labs at the World Bank and led field implementation of the Open Aid Partnership project enabling development partners to share aid data and visualise donors’ activities on a common ICT platform. He has extensive experiences on ICTD projects and research with International Vaccine Institute (IVI), UN World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). He was a lecturer at Department of Computer Studies at Arusha Technical College in Tanzania for two and half years and worked with IVI as the Project Associate on the program evaluation in India.


Park, K-R. (2016) "An Analysis of Aid Information Management Systems (AIMS) in Developing Countries: Explaining the Last Two Decades", Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Hawaii.  

Park, K-R. (2016) 'Social shaping of aid information management systems in Indonesia", Accepted in the Information Communication and Technology and Development (ICTD) 2016, Michigan.  

Park, K-R. (2015) "Does open data enhance aid coordination among stakeholders?", Proceeding of the 1st Open Data Research Symposium, Ottawa.  

Wittemyer, R., Bailur, S., Anand, N., Park, K-R., and Gigler, S. (2014) “New Routes to Governance: A Review of Cases in Participation, Transparency, and Accountability,” In: The Closing the Feedback Loop: Can Technology Bridge the Accountability Gap? World Bank, Washington. DC. Read Here.

Eggli, S., and Park, K-R. (2013) “Using ICT to Improve Transparency in Bank-Financed Projects”, Open Development Technology Alliance How-to Notes Series, World Bank, Washington. DC. Read Here.

Kuriyan, R., Bailur, S., Gigler, S., and Park, K-R. (2012) “Technologies for Transparency and Accountability: Implications for ICT Policy and Implementation.” Open Development Technology Alliance Knowledge Collection, World Bank. Washington, DC. 

Park, K-R. (2012) 'Information and communication technology (ICT) for Transparency and Accountability', Proceedings of the Korea Association of International Development and Economic Cooperation (KAIDEC) Annual Conference, Seoul.


Development management; e-government and institutional reform; open data in aid coordination; politics of aid data classifications