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Japan International Cooperation Agency

Japanese agency for technical cooperation aimed at the transfer of technology and knowledge around the world.
Brief Overview
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), established in 1974 is the primary Japanese governmental agency responsible for technical cooperation component of Japan's bilateral ODA (Japan's Official Development Assistance) program. ODA program began in 1954, when it joined the Colombo Plan to assist Asian countries in their socio-economic development. Recognizing the value of self-help efforts in the context of social and economic development, the primary theme of Japan's aid program has and will continue to be "helping people to help themselves." Japan's ODA commitment has increased annually (Japan has been the world's top donor since 1991), and expanded to countries in all regions of the world. There are three kinds of Japanese ODA: (1) bilateral grants (grand aid and technical cooperation), (2) bilateral loans (loan assistance), and (3) multilateral assistance (contributions and subscriptions to international organizations). Of these, JICA is responsible for the major portion of bilateral technical cooperation. JICA also undertakes studies/surveys and provides other support in order to expedite the execution of the capital grant assistance program on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. JICA has about 1,200 staff members working both in Japan and at its more than fifty overseas offices.

JICA’s programs include;

1. Technical Cooperation

  • Training in Japan
  • Dispatch of Experts
  • Provision of Equipment
  • Project-type Technical Cooperation
  • Development Study

2. Dispatch of Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV)

3. Training and Recruitment of Qualified Personnel for Technical Cooperation

4. Survey and Administration of Grant Aid Programs

5. Development Investment and Financing

6. Support for Japanese Emigrants

7. Disaster Relief

Contact Information
website: http://www.jica.go.jp/
Shinjuku Mines Tower, 2-1-1,
Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo, Japan
telephone: 03 (5352) 5311-5314
e-mail: www@jica.go.jp

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