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Dr Suyoun Jang


Dr Suyoun Jang

Suyoun Jang

Dr Suyoun Jang was a Researcher with the Peace and Development Programme. Her current research is on state fragility, human fragility, food security and peace, triple nexus, and Korean and Swedish ODA in conflict-affected fragile states. Suyoun was seconded to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as Technical Adviser to support the PRAIA Group on Governance Statistics in Praia, Cape Verde from 1 November 2016 to 31 March 2017.  

She received her PhD in development cooperation from the Ewha Womans University in 2019. Her dissertation analysed the current state-centric approach to fragility and developed a new human-centred conceptual and analytical framework for fragility analysis, called human fragility.

Subject expertise

Development cooperation, security and development, human security, state/human fragility, food security and peace, Korea ODA

Korean, English

PhD in International Studies (Development Cooperation), Ewha Womans University

South Korea
External publications
  • Jang, S., ‘Human Fragility in Southeast Asia: the CLMV Countries and the Philippines’ in Brendan Howe (ed), Regional Cooperation for Peace and Development: Japan and South Korea in Southeast Asia, London: Routledge, (2018)
  • Jang, S. and Suh, J.-J., 'Development and Security in International Aid to North Korea: Commonalities and Differences among the European Union, the United States, and South Korea', The Pacific Review, (March 2017)
  • Milante, G. and Jang, S., 'Measuring Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in the New SDG Framerwork', Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, 11(1): 110-119 (April 2016).
  • Foghammar, L., Suyoun, J., Asylbek Kyzy, G. et al, 'Challenges in Researching Violence affecting Health Service Delivery in Complex Security Environments', Social Science & Medicine, (31 March 2016).
  • Milante, G., Jang, S., Park, H. and Ryu, K., Goal 16 - The Indicators We Want: Virtual Network Sourcebook on Measuring Peace, Justice and Effective Institutions (UNDP, 2015)
  • Kalinowski, T., Jang, S., 'Investigating Commonalities and Changes in Labor and Financial Relations in East Asia' Korea Observer, 45(4): 493-521 (2014)
  • Jang, S., Howe, B., 'South Korea's Contribution to the Promotion of Human Security' in Howe, B., The Protection and Promotion of Human Security in East Asia (Palgrave Macmillan: London, 2013).
  • Howe, B. and Jang, S., 'Human Security and Development: Divergent Approach to Myanmar/Burma' Pacific Focus 28(1): pp 120-143, 2013
  • Howe, B. and Jang, S., 'Promoting Human Security through the United Nations: UN Contributions and Policy Implications' The Korean Journal of Security Affairs 18(1): pp 62-82 (2013)
  • Kim, Eun Mee, Jae-eun Lee, Jinkyung Kim, Suyoun Jang, 'OECD and UN on Human Security and Poverty Reduction in the World' in Singh, H., Duerkop, C. (eds.), Comprehensive Security in the Asia-Pacific Region (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung: Seoul, 2009), pp. 327-403