Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

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The new JICA was officially inaugurated on October 1, 2008 with a merger between the existing Japan International Cooperation Agency and the overseas economic cooperation section of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC).

Providing technical assistance, concessionary loans (Japanese ODA loans) and grant aid, JICA aims to become the “one stop shop of Japan’s ODA.” JOCV (Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers) is one of the most important program. Since 1965 more than 33,000 JOCVs, increasingly women, have worked in countries around the world on projects which complement the organization’s larger and more structured programs.

Volunteer Disappointment and Outcome of Activities: Regional Perspective of Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV)

Political Origins of the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers, 1960–1965: Why the State Sends Young Volunteers Abroad

Keynote Speech: JOCV at 50 - Lessons for Volunteering and the SDGs

Program-based Result Management and the Role of Volunteer Coordinators and Country Offices

The Fundamental Work Competencies Among Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCVs) and their Roles in Volunteer Activities

UNV “State of the World’s Volunteerism Report” Launch

Returned Volunteers in Japan

Evaluation on Process of Volunteers’ Activity

Cooperation in Africa: HIV/AIDS Control

Approaches to a Robust Outcome on the Ground Through Public-Private Partnership