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Real-Name Policy System (KR0038)



Action Plan: South Korea Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Information Disclosure Policy Division, Ministry of the Interior and Safety

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

Access to Information, E-Government, Legislative, Open Data, Open Parliaments, Participation in Lawmaking, Public Participation, Social Accountability Measures & Feedback Loops

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information , Technology

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


Strengthening the System Recording and Managing the Name and Opinions of Those in Charge of Making and/or Executing Policy (Hereinafter Referred to as the Real-name Policy System)
Commitment Start and End Date
September 1, 2018 ~ August 31, 2020
Lead Implementing Agency/Actor
Information Disclosure Policy Division, Ministry of the Interior and Safety
Commitment Description
What is the public problem that the commitment will address?
The real-name policy system, in accordance with Article 63 (Implementation of Realname Policy System), Presidential Decree ’Effective Operation of Administrative Work’, is intended to ensure transparency in policy and accountability of those in charge through recording real names and opinions of those in charge and participants in the process of deciding on and implementing policies and systematically managing them. However, the subject of disclosure has been solely decided by the relevant organization disregarding the public’s demand. Also, critics have pointed out that the effect of online disclosure has been rather limited.
What is the commitment?
The purpose of this commitment is to strengthen the existing real-name policy system to guarantee democracy and accountability from the public’s point of view, and the primary content is as follows: 1) to adopt and operate a procedure where the public’s application is received and reviewed (the public-application real-name system) when selecting a real-name policy system instead of leaving it all up to a relevant organization; 2) to make the project overview and real names in relation to the Moon administration’s policy tasks publically available with an exception of nondisclosure cases specified in Official Information Disclosure Act; 3) to expand the range of those whose names must be revealed from working-level personnel (the directorlevel or lower) to those who grant final approvals; 4) the relevant information, which used to be offered separately by an organization in charge, will now be integrated and comprehensively provided at
How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?
The detailed implementation methods are as follows: 1) ‘The operational guidance on the real-name policy’ should be drafted and distributed to each organization to raise the level of awareness and boost implementation; 2) If needed, the e-government system should be used to make the real-name recording and disclosure process more convenient.
Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?
Transparency and Accountability
Exchange and Peer Learning
Additional Information
Milestone Activity with a Verifiable Deliverable
Inspecting the enhanced real-name policy system (e. g. the impact of introducing the public application real-name system)
Drafting the operational guidance on the real-name policy system and distributing it
Enforcing the public application real-name policy system
Selecting main subjects and disclosing relevant information
Evaluating the real-name policy system and Providing feedback
Contact Information
Name of Responsible Person from Implementing Agency
Purna Kim
Title, Division
Deputy Director, Information Disclosure Policy Division
Email and Phone, +82-2-2100-4484
Other Actors Involved,


  1. Public-Private Anti-Corruption System

    KR0036, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  2. Management System for Performance Venues

    KR0037, 2018, Access to Information

  3. Real-Name Policy System

    KR0038, 2018, Access to Information

  4. Safety Inspection System

    KR0039, 2018, E-petitions

  5. Public Diplomacy System

    KR0040, 2018, Public Participation

  6. Open Communication Forum

    KR0041, 2018, E-Government

  7. Citizen Participation in Policy-Making

    KR0042, 2018, E-Government

  8. Disclosure of the Amount of Harmful Substance Contained in Foods

    KR0043, 2018, Access to Information

  9. Open Data

    KR0044, 2018, Access to Information

  10. Discosure of Cultural Heritage Resources

    KR0045, 2018, Infrastructure & Transport

  11. Open National Priority Data

    KR0046, 2018, Access to Information

  12. Public Data Qulity Management

    KR0047, 2018, Access to Information

  13. Voluntary Compliance Customs Administration

    KR0048, 2018, Capacity Building

  14. Organization Information Disclosure Online

    KR0022, 2016, Access to Information

  15. Information in Original Form

    KR0023, 2016, Access to Information

  16. Standard Model for Pre-Release Information

    KR0024, 2016, Access to Information

  17. National Data Disclosure

    KR0025, 2016, Access to Information

  18. Public Data Quality Management

    KR0026, 2016, Access to Information

  19. Free Open Format Use

    KR0027, 2016, Access to Information

  20. Open Data Standards

    KR0028, 2016, Access to Information

  21. Citizen Groups Government Service Design

    KR0029, 2016, Capacity Building

  22. e-Government Service Environment

    KR0030, 2016, E-Government

  23. Citizen Service Portals

    KR0031, 2016, Capacity Building

  24. Citizen Services Application

    KR0032, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  25. Public Sector Corruption Research

    KR0033, 2016, E-Government

  26. Citizens' Accessibility to ODA Statistics

    KR0034, 2016, Aid

  27. Disclosing Information on International Aids

    KR0035, 2016, Aid

  28. Strengthening Public-Private Collaboration

    KR0017, 2014, E-Government

  29. Providing Customized Services

    KR0018, 2014, Marginalized Communities

  30. Enhancing Information Disclosure

    KR0019, 2014, Access to Information

  31. Strengthening Public Service Ethics

    KR0020, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  32. Encouraging the Private Sector to Utilze Public Data

    KR0021, 2014, Access to Information

  33. Provision of Diverse Public Services

    KR0001, 2012, E-Government

  34. Strengthening Citizens’ Monitoring of Government

    KR0002, 2012, Fiscal Openness

  35. Use e-People to Promote Public Input in Policy Development

    KR0003, 2012, Open Regulations

  36. Promote the Proposal System for Receiving Public Input Electronically

    KR0004, 2012, E-Government

  37. Develop a Manual on Consensus Building Among Various Stakeholders

    KR0005, 2012, E-Government

  38. Conduct Field Visits to Interact Directly with Stakeholders

    KR0006, 2012, E-Government

  39. Simplify Online Civil Affairs Application Forms

    KR0007, 2012, E-Government

  40. Refine the Portal to Be More User Friendly

    KR0008, 2012,

  41. Customise Online Services for Business

    KR0009, 2012, Private Sector

  42. Establish an Online Civil Affairs Hub to Provide 24-Hour Services

    KR0010, 2012, E-Government

  43. Disclose Critical Information on Food, Environment, and Education

    KR0011, 2012, E-Government

  44. Engage CSOs on Relevant Information to Be Disclosed

    KR0012, 2012, Public Participation

  45. Strengthen Asset Disclosure for Public Servants

    KR0013, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  46. Monitor Restrictions on Post-Public Employment

    KR0014, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  47. Release Public Information for Private Sector Use on the Data Sharing Portal

    KR0015, 2012, E-Government

  48. Engage Citizens in Administrative and Budget Processes

    KR0016, 2012, E-Government

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