Madagascar is a country with abundant resources such as tourism, minerals, and fisheries, and has much potential for economic development. Also, this island nation located in the western Indian Ocean is one of the key countries in the "Free and Open Indo-Pacific". On the other hand, due to periodic political instabilities, its GDP per capita and Human Development Index remain among the lowest in the world.
In Madagascar, JICA is providing its assistances in the three pillars of cooperation; (1) agriculture and rural development, (2) economic infrastructure and urban development, and (3) social sector development such as education and health.
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