The structure in Madagascar was such that roughly half of its annual national budget was dependent on aid from foreign donors. In March 2009, however, a "transitional government" was established in an unconstitutional process, leading to major donor countries and agencies freezing new aid. As this has continued, the economic growth dropped to -0.4% in 2009, and Madagascar's economy is still suffering from low economic growth recording only 0.52% growth in 2010 and 0.53% growth in 2011. With the exception of projects already being conducted, in line with governmental policy, JICA has made the decision to not carry out any new bilateral aid for the time being as a general policy. However, projects of an emergency or humanitarian nature, as well as projects for assisting the democratization process will be considered in terms of suitability for implementation determined by JICA on an individual basis.
|February 27, 2017||Message from the Chief Representative|
|December 6, 2018||Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Madagascar: Support for the Nutrition Improvement of Women and Children|
|November 15, 2018||Raising Awareness of the Importance of Hand-Washing and Toilets in Africa From the Grass-Roots Level: 10 Years of the Water Security Action Team|
|October 19, 2018||Goal of Doubling Rice Production in Sub-Saharan Africa in 10 Years to Be Met in 2018|
|October 1, 2018||JICA Experts, Back in Japan, Are Granted an Audience with Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino, Princess Mako and Princess Kako|
|August 17, 2018||JOCVs Create a Popular Cookbook Endorsed by the Government of Madagascar : Nutrition Action Partners expand their work to more and more countries|