The Philippines is an archipelago located at the heart of Southeast Asia. A cultural melting pot, the Philippines has vast influences from Asia and Western countries. In recent years, the country is considered Asia's economic bright spot, with its GDP growing at the range of 6%-7%, as well as high investment grade ratings from international credit rating agencies.
Historically a trading hub, the Philippines was one of the earliest global trade and maritime routes in the Pacific through the Galleon Trade in the 15th century.
One of the Philippines' greatest asset is its people known for their warm hospitality and cheerful attitude, making them among the happiest people on earth (Gallup Positive Experience Index, 2015) As a nation of vastly young population, the Philippines is entering a demographic sweet spot with working age Filipinos expected to rise to 67% by 2045 (Philippine Statistics Authority).
One of its major strategic development partners is the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) whose work in the country spans more than six decades. JICA in the Philippines supports inclusive and dynamic development anchored on key pillars: achieving sustainable economic growth, overcoming vulnerability, and peace and development in Mindanao.
|November 30, 2022||MMDA, LGUs and partner agencies set out Five-Year Action Plan to mitigate traffic congestion in Metro Manila under JICA's Technical Cooperation|
|November 30, 2022||JICA's "Last One Mile Support" for broader COVID-19 vaccinations even in the most remote area|
|November 30, 2022||JICA Assistance Application: Contact number of Public Investment Staff (PIS)|
|November 21, 2022||Knowledge Co-Creation Program (Young Leaders)|
|November 21, 2022||Knowledge Co-Creation Program (Group and Region Focus): List of Training Courses under Group Region Focus (GRF)|
|July 29, 2022||Emergency Assistance to the Republic of the Philippines in Response to the Earthquake in the Northern Philippines|
|June 9, 2022||Signing of Grant Agreement with the Philippines: Contributing to peace and social stability in Mindanao through the rebuilding of a vocational training center for the improvement of socioeconomic infrastructure|
|May 16, 2022||JICA President TANAKA Akihiko and former President KITAOKA Shinichi meet with Philippines Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez|
|April 26, 2022||Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the Philippines: Contributing to COVID-19 crisis response in the Philippines through providing budget support|
|March 11, 2022||Encouraging the growth of startups aiming to contribute to the SDGs with steady business management guidance: 15 Asian startups participated in an accelerator program, held Emerging Tech Pitch Final in Asia|