Financial mechanisms for innovative social and solidarity economy ecosystems:
The case of the Republic of Korea
This paper is organised into four sections. The first section describes the social and solidarity economy (SSE) ecosystem in the Republic of Korea, with a focus on its roots and drivers, the main actors and stakeholders involved and the policy framework that regulates it. The second section examines the main financial mechanisms available to SSE organisations in the country, analysing their features and providing specific examples. The third section looks at the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, both in terms of its effects on SSE organisations and the potential role of the SSE in recovery efforts.