Japan’s Development Assistance

Foreign Aid and the Post-2015 Agenda

  • Hiroshi Kato
  • John Page
  • Yasutami Shimomura

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Japan’s ODA 1954–2014: Changes and Continuities in a Central Instrument in Japan’s Foreign Policy

  3. Japan’s Engagement with Multilateral Development Banks: Do Their Professional Paths Really Cross?

  4. Origin and Institutional Foundation of Japan’s Bilateral ODA

  5. Japan, Asia, and Africa: Adapting Aid to Changing Contexts

  6. Instruments and Footprints

  7. Japan and the Multilateral Institutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Yoshiaki Abe, Shigeo Katsu
      Pages 255-275
  8. Quo Vadis: The East Asian ODA Model and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 358-369

About this book


Once the world's largest ODA provider, contemporary Japan seems much less visible in international development. However, this book demonstrates that Japan, with its own aid philosophy, experiences, and models of aid, has ample lessons to offer to the international community as the latter seeks new paradigms of development cooperation.


Japan official development assistance ODA foreign aid international cooperation development cooperation human security Millennium Development Goals post-2015 development agenda inclusive growth aid effectiveness development development aid Development Cooperation East Asia Engagement

Editors and affiliations

  • Hiroshi Kato
    • 1
  • John Page
    • 2
  • Yasutami Shimomura
    • 3
  1. 1.Japan International Cooperation AgencyJapan
  2. 2.Brookings InstitutionUSA
  3. 3.Hosei UniversityJapan

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