At roughly 180 million people, Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world, and is geopolitically important as a point of connection between Asia and the Middle East. Neighboring Afghanistan, Pakistan has drawn attention for its role in effectuating peace in the region overall as a country that will determine the outcome in the war against terrorism, and the international community increasingly place importance on its stable development.
JICA has been providing assistance in three focus areas: 1) ensuring human security and human development, 2) improving the economic base, and 3) stable, balanced development such as in Pakistan -Afghanistan border areas. By flexibly applying its various schemes (grant aid, Japanese ODA loans and technical cooperation), JICA is strengthening polio eradication and immunization measures, and providing water and sewer infrastructure and institutional arrangements to respond to rapid urbanization. JICA is also providing assistance for building power transmission and road networks primarily through ODA loans, and strengthening domestic industries through technical cooperation. Other assistance JICA is providing includes technical assistance for disaster preparedness at the national level, utilizing Japan's expertise that comes from being affected often by natural disasters.
|April 3, 2018||Japan extends a Grant Aid worth 2,892 million yen (approximately US $ 27.3 million) for two projects, "the Economic and Social Development Programme", and "the Project for Improvement of Airport Security (Phase 2)"|
|March 16, 2018||JICA Supports First National EPI-PEI Synergy Coordination Workshop|
|March 14, 2018||Japan to provide substantial support to Regional Polio Laboratory , Japan provides USD 3.5 million for Educating 15,000 Out-of-School children in Pakistan|
|March 8, 2018||Job Vacancy|
|March 7, 2018||PMD-JICA Workshop on National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS) concludes, Japan provides 7.7 million USD to support FMD control and the restoration of the livelihoods in FATA|
|March 28, 2018||Signing of Grant Agreement with Pakistan: Contributing to a higher level of safety at major international airports by providing airport security equipment|