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

June 30, 2016 Press Release
June 27, 2016 Knowledge Co-Creation Program (Young Leaders)
June 21, 2016 JICA lauds PAGASA for raising disaster awareness in PH via new mobile app and Japan offers training program for young Filipinos to support Mindanao development
June 3, 2016 Knowledge Co-Creation Program (Young Leaders)
June 2, 2016 JICA to continue active role in PH economic development and JICA backs PH auto industry to help create jobs, spur investments in PH and JICA Philippines 2015 Annual Report

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