The Philippines posted a 6.6% economic growth in 2012 and in 2013, gained investment-grade ratings from two credit rating agencies. Amidst the economic growth, however, many problems remain. Unemployment rate stands at 7.1% and the 27.9% poverty incidence remained practically the same between 2006 and 2012.

JICA in the Philippines provides cooperation in economic growth, poverty reduction, disaster mitigation, other development issues such as health and governance, and in promoting peace and development in conflict-affected Mindanao. With these focus points, JICA aims to promote inclusive and dynamic development to secure a better future for Filipinos.


Office Information
JICA Philippines Office
40th Floor, Yuchengco Tower, RCBC Plaza 6819 Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Philippines
(P.O.Box 1026, Makati Central Post Office, Makati City, Philippines)

What's New

May 26, 2016 JICA PP Quarterly Newsletter – January to March 2016
May 24, 2016 Message from the Chief Representative and Six tech voc schools in PH win grants from JICA as boost to K to 12
May 18, 2016 Japan supports Mindanao farmers and Japan turns over PhP10.4 million multi-purpose halls to support peace building in Mindanao
May 13, 2016 Press Release
May 11, 2016 JICA dispatches new batch of Japanese volunteers in PH and JICA, GSIS launch study on disaster risk insurance to boost PH resiliency

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