There remain various global development challenges such as armed conflicts, macroeconomic instability, poverty, and environmental degradation in developing countries. JICA-RI has adopted four policies to promote research, based on theoretical and empirical knowledge, and practical experience and data obtained from JICA’s projects in developing countries to help to solve these problems.
1) A comprehensive perspective
Conduct cross-cutting research and analysis of the various challenges faced by development countries from a comprehensive perspective, encompassing individuals, society, the state and the market.
2) The fusion of past and future
Conduct research that builds on the operational experiences and analytical results of globally renowned development organizations and think tanks. We will learn from past policy lessons and incorporate them into our future research activities.
3) Dissemination of East Asian experiences
Provide analyses of the growth experiences of Japan and its East Asian neighbors and explore their applicability to other regions. In so doing, we will carefully study the history and culture of each country or region to avoid uniform application of East Asian models.
4) Open and global networking
Serve as a research institute that is open to both Japanese and global partners, ranging from researchers, aid implementing organizations, governmental bodies, to private sector corporations and NGOs. We will promote joint research with various partners, publishing the results primarily in English.
JICA-RI's Research Approach
As a research institute affiliated with a development agency, JICA-RI's work is both policy- and operations-oriented, carried out together with various operational and academic organizations and other professionals committed to international development.
JICA-RI will target the following audiences:
- Developing country governments, academics and citizens
- The international donor community
- Stakeholders in Japan: government officials, politicians, academics, business leaders, NGOs, the media and the general public