History

Japanese ODA Executing Agencies,
History and Integration

The History of JICA
October 1954

Affiliation with Colombo Plan

Launch of Technical Cooperation Projects
June 1962Overseas Technical Cooperation Agency (OTCA) established
July 1963 Japan Emigration Service (JEMIS) established
April 1965 Dispatch of Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) started
August 1974 Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) established
September 1987 Law concerning Japan Disaster Relief Team enacted
May 1994 JICA adds one hundred thousandth participant
October 2003 JICA changes from a special public institution to an independence administrative institution
November 2006 Passage of the Law for Partial Amendment to the Japan International Cooperation Agency Law
June 2007 More than thirty thousand JOCV and volunteers dispatched in the field
The History of JBIC (OECF)
March 1961 Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund (OECF) established to take over management of the Southeast Asia Development Cooperation Fund from the Export-Import Bank of Japan (JEXIM)
March 1966 First OECF ODA loan (for Korea)
October 1999 Japan Bank for International Cooperation established by merging JEXIM and Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund
December 1999 Medium-Term Strategy for Overseas Economic Cooperation Operations established
April 2002 First Conclusion of the contract of Pilot Study for Knowledge Assistance
March 2005 Mid-term Operational Strategy Based on the Performance Measurement for Strategic Management established for April 1, 2005 and beyond
November 2006 Passage of the Law for Partial Amendment to the Japan International Cooperation Agency Law
May 2007 One hundred countries receiving Japanese ODA loans

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