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Dr Suyoun Jang


Dr Suyoun Jang

Suyoun Jang

Dr Suyoun Jang joined SIPRI in October 2014 as 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