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.
|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|
|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|