JICA Ogata Research Institute

Experts

KOMASAWA, Makiko

Research FellowFull-time

Educational Background

Ph.D (Medicine), Juntendo University, Tokyo, January 2020
MoUP, University of Oregon, USA, June 1992

Career Background

August 2020 - present Researcher, JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development
2019 – 2020 Care worker, Private nursing home for elderly, Tokyo
1999 – 2018 Senior researcher, Development consultant farms, Tokyo
1992 – 1998 Japan Aging Research Center, Tokyo
1992 Urban Planning Department, Carlsbad city office, California, USA
1982 – 1989 Copywriter, Assistant producer, Advertising companies, Tokyo

<Concurrent posts>
2002 - 2010 Visiting researcher and Visiting lecturer, Department of Health Policy and Planning, Graduated school of International Health, University of Tokyo
2004 – 2005 Visiting researcher, JICA Institute for International Cooperation, Tokyo
2002 – 2004 Lecturer, JICA staff training for evaluation skill

<Major consultant works>
⁃ Project manager, JICA Project for improvement of services at village health centers in rural host communities of Syrian refugees, Jordan (April 2016 - April 2018)
⁃ Monitoring and evaluation specialist, JICA project for supporting the national target program on response to climate change, Vietnam (December 2014 – July 2015)
⁃ Senior health advisor, JICA Project for capacity development in regional health management Phase 2, Tanzania, (November 2011 – October 2014)
⁃ Chief advisor/Project manager, JICA Project for strengthening reproductive health in Syria, Phase 1&2 (June 2006 - June 2011)
⁃ Project manager, Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ external evaluation: Country assistance evaluation of Senegal (FY2005)
⁃ Evaluation consultant, JICA Thematic evaluation on population and health sector in the Philippines under JICA/USAID collaboration (FY2004)
⁃ Project manager, Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ external evaluation: evaluation study on Japan's ODA to the education sector in Ghana (FY2003)
⁃ Evaluation consultant, JICA Thematic evaluation on JICA’s support for persons with disabilities in Thailand (FY1999)

Major Publications

<Peer-reviewed journal articles>
Komasawa M, Yuasa M, Shirayama Y, Sato M, Komasawa Y, Alouri M. Demand for family planning satisfied with modern methods and its associated factors among married women of reproductive age in rural Jordan: A cross-sectional study. PLOS ONE, 2020. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0230421.
Komasawa M, Yuasa M, Shirayama Y, Sato M, Komasawa Y, Alouri M. Impact of the village health center project on contraceptive behaviors in rural Jordan: a quasi-experimental difference-in-differences analysis. BMC Public Health. 2019, (2019) 19:1415.
⁃ Yuasa M, Shirayama Y, Komasawa M, Wadah H. Overall structure and functions of the Syrian health system prior to the Syrian conflict. Juntendo Journal of Global Studies. 2019 (March).
⁃ Yuasa M, Komasawa M, Shirayama Y, Hussein Wadah. Management performance and capacity assessment of health district offices in Aleppo and Idlib governorates prior to the Syrian conflict. Juntendo Journal of Global Studies. 2018 (March).
Komasawa M, Komasawa Y. On Evaluating "Cooperation Program" with JICA Project Evaluation Method (in Japanese). The Japanese Journal of Evaluation Studies. 2002. 2(2): 101-114.

<Other articles>
Komasawa M (2005). Learning from Japan's Approach to Community Health: Promoting Primary Health Care in Developing Countries (both in English and Japanese). Technology and Development. 18: 31-39.
Makiko Hisatome (Komasawa). Retirement Community in Curry County: A Rural Development Strategy, Master Thesis. University of Oregon, USA. 1992.

<Publication related to JICA and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan >
Komasawa M. Comprehensive Study on Family Planning and Women in Development Projects in Jordan: Analysis from a Capacity Development Perspective, JICA Institute for International Cooperation, 2006.
Komasawa M and et al. Country Assistance Evaluation of Senegal, Earth and Human Corporation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, March 2006.
⁃ Nakamura Y, Komasawa M, et al. Japan's Experiences in Public Health and Medical Systems (both in English and Japanese). JICA Institute for International Cooperation, 2005.
Komasawa M, Kaneko M, Satoh W. Evaluation Study on Japan's ODA to the Education Sector in Ghana. Earth and Human Corporation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, 2004.
⁃ Atoh M, Komasawa M, et al. Second Study on International Cooperation for Population and Development: New Insights from the Japanese Experience. JICA Institute for International Cooperation, 2003.

Affiliations

- Japan Association for International Health
- Japan Evaluation Society
- Japanese Society of Public Health
- Japan Epidemiological Association

Others

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