Filling a gap in the existing literature, this book analyzes the distinctive features of Japan’s development aid, especially technical co-operation, in comparison with other donors’ aid. Incorporating a wealth of research, it discusses whether Japan is behind other leading donor countries in rethinking its aid policy and whether it lacks transparency, sensitivity to recipient needs, and a coherent and coordinated policy that targets poverty.
The volume assesses the nature and effectiveness of the administration of Japan’s aid, and explores the degree of involvement of private sector and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Including contributions from experts with direct experience with Japanese ODA, the book provides a wide range of recipient and donor viewpoints and presents important policy recommendations.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Preface and acknowledgments
Part I: Donor Viewpoints
2 The World Bank, Japan, and Aid Effectiveness
3 Japanese and British Overseas Aid Compared
4 Swedish Perceptions of Japanese ODA
5 An Overview of Japanese ODA to Latin America: Comparative Observations on Social Development Initiatives
6 Japanese and Australian ODA
7 Japan’s and the United States’ Bilateral ODA Programs
8 Japanese ODA compared to Canadian ODA
9 ODA Policy and Practice: Japan and the Republic of Korea
Sang-Tae Kim & David Seddon
Part II: Recipient Viewpoints
10 Japanese Aid to Pakistan
11 Japanese Aid to China: A Comparison of ODA from Japan and Europe
12 Japanese Aid to South and Southeast Asia: A Comparative Analysis
13 Japan’s ODA in the Pacific Island States
14 ODA from Japan and Other Donors in Thailand
David Arase is an associate professor of politics at Pomona College in Claremont, California. He has published extensive research on Japanese foreign policy and East Asian relations including Buying Power: The Political Economy of Japanese Foreign Aid (Lynne Rienner, 1995), and the edited collection The Challenge of Change: East Asia in the New Millennium (Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley, 2002).