JICA Research Institute

Research

Study on “Quality Growth”

In 2015, the Government of Japan revised its ODA Charter and established Development Cooperation Charter, which sets out the “Quality Growth” as one of its priority issues. The “Quality Growth” is defined as a growth which is inclusive in that the fruits of growth are shared within society as a whole, sustainable over generations in terms of consideration to the environment, and resilient to withstand and recover from economic crises, natural disasters and other shocks.

The “Quality” of growth has been discussed in many occasions of international fora, however, there are not many systematic reviews of the “Quality Growth.” This research aims to review the concept of the “Quality Growth” and to form a theoretical basis for Japan to lead the international discussions on the topic.

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