Ministry of Foreign Affairs



Japan’s priority sectors for aid are: reducing poverty through equitable growth; achieving human security; addressing the global agenda; and improving governance. In determining which countries to support with aid, Japan considers certain factors including: (a) priority in JICA’s country assistance papers and cooperation program, (b) contribution to MDGs, (c) strength and opportunity in Japan International Cooperation Agency’s (JICA’s) portfolio and aid resources. JICA’s rural development programmes, urban development programmes, health programmes, and education programmes sometimes include small WASH components.