JICA & JICA in Nepal

JICA's Vision

Inclusive & Dynamic Development

"Inclusive Development" represents an approach to development that encourages all people to recognize the development issues they themselves face, participate in addressing them, and enjoy the fruits of such endeavors. The role of new JICA is to effectively provide backing for this process.

"Dynamic Development" refers to the creation of self-reinforcing virtuous cycles of mid to long-term economic growth and poverty reduction in a constantly changing environment of developing countries where a variety of issues arise simultaneously and get entangled with each other. New JICA will provide creative, highly effective support toward this end, at times moving swiftly and at times acting from the longer-term perspective as the situation calls for.

Brief History of JICA in Nepal

1970 Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer (JOCV) office was first established in Nepal
1978 JICA Office was established in Nepal
1983 The office of JOCV and JICA were amalgamated into one roof. Since then, Resident Representative of JICA Nepal Office has been responsible for carrying out both activities together.
2003 JICA Nepal Office moved to a new location from Tripureshwor, Kathmandu to Harihar Bhawan, Lalitpur.
2015 JICA Nepal Office moved to a new location from Harihar Bhawan, Lalitpur to National Life Insurance Building, Lazimpat in 2015.

For major projects in the past, please see the page "Activities of JICA in Nepal".

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