Realizing a Free and Prosperous World through
Official Development Assistance (ODA)

KITAOKA Shinichi
President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Representative Initiatives in Fiscal 2020

Supporting Entrepreneurs amid the Pandemic

Development of “Quality Infrastructure”
That Is Both Human- and Eco-Friendly

Protecting World-Class Cultural Heritage

Social Contributions by
Temporarily Returning Volunteers

Activities and Initiatives by Region

Different developing countries face quite different development issues.
Based on analysis of varying local needs, JICA formulates programs and projects strategically in light of the Japanese government's policies and commitments as well as its available cooperation modalities and budgetary allocations. Then JICA implements these programs and projects flexibly, depending on the most recent changes in the world.