Education in Chad. Credit: Educate a Child
June 12, 2018
Charlevoix Declaration on quality education for girls, adolescent girls and women in developing countries.
Alice Albright, chief executive officer of the Global Partnership for Education during her interview with Sky News Australia. Credit: GPE/April Golden
August 16, 2017
Earlier this month, GPE CEO Alice Albright visited Japan and Australia to meet with partners and discuss how best to collaborate in the context of the upcoming GPE replenishment.
Through the lens of education
May 16, 2017
Discover the power of education through individual stories of children, youth, and teachers living in GPE partner developing countries.
Pledge for 2018-2020 replenishment*:
Share of 2018-2020 pledges:
Total contributions to GPE:
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Aid to education

The Overseas Economic Cooperation Council is responsible for the overall strategic direction of Japan’s ODA policy. Under this umbrella, the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry propose and recommend aid policies while the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) implement the aid program.

Both JICA and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs consider education as a key development sector and an integral part of their efforts to promote human security in developing countries.

In 2015, JICA issued a new position paper on education cooperation to guide its work in the sector for the next five years.

With this position paper, JICA focuses on four priority areas:

  • Quality education for learning improvement
  • Education for fostering equitable and sustainable growth
  • Education for knowledge co-creation in societies
  • Education for building inclusive and peaceful societies

In 2015, the top five recipients of Japanese ODA to basic education were Mongolia, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Nepal, and Senegal.

Japan and GPE

Japan is part of the Donor 6 constituency on the GPE Board, together with AustraliaKorea, and the United States.

In 2017, Japan provided additional support to the GPE Fund in support of emergency education for displaced children in Chad. 

* Japan's pledge covers 2018 only

Last updated December 10, 2018