ABSTRACT

Filling a gap in the existing literature, this book analyzes the distinctive features of Japan’s development aid, especially technical co-operation, in comparison with other donors’ aid. Incorporating a wealth of research, it discusses whether Japan is behind other leading donor countries in rethinking its aid policy and whether it lacks transparency, sensitivity to recipient needs, and a coherent and coordinated policy that targets poverty.

The volume assesses the nature and effectiveness of the administration of Japan’s aid, and explores the degree of involvement of private sector and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Including contributions from experts with direct experience with Japanese ODA, the book provides a wide range of recipient and donor viewpoints and presents important policy recommendations.

chapter 1|20 pages

Introduction

ByDAVID ARASE

part |2 pages

Part I Donor viewpoints

chapter 2|18 pages

The World Bank, Japan, and aid effectiveness

ByKEVIN MORRISON

chapter 3|40 pages

Japanese and British overseas aid compared

ByDAVID SEDDON

chapter 4|14 pages

Swedish perceptions of Japanese ODA

ByMARIE SÖDERBERG

chapter 6|13 pages

Japanese and Australian ODA

ByALAN RIX

chapter 7|16 pages

Japan’s and the United States’ bilateral ODA programs

ByDAVID ARASE

chapter 8|19 pages

Japanese ODA compared to Canadian ODA

ByMICHELINE BEAUDRY-SOMCYNSKY

chapter 9|39 pages

ODA policy and practice: Japan and the Republic of Korea

BySANG-TAE KIM AND DAVID SEDDON

part |2 pages

Part II Recipient viewpoints

chapter 10|10 pages

Japanese aid to Pakistan

ByTAHIR ANDRABI

chapter 11|21 pages

Japanese aid to China: A comparison of ODA from Japan and Europe

BySHAOKUI FENG

chapter 12|11 pages

Japanese aid to South and Southeast Asia: A comparative analysis

ByHAIDER A. KHAN

chapter 13|18 pages

Japan’s ODA in the Pacific island states

BySANDRA TARTE

chapter 14|14 pages

ODA from Japan and other donors in Thailand

chapter 15|9 pages

Conclusion

ByDAVID ARASE