Japan

Japan

Highlights

Nana, 5th grade student in Niger. Credit: Akiko Kageyama of JICA. Credit: Akiko Kageyama of JICA
January 28, 2019
In their own words, children in Niger share their thoughts about learning math.
School children doing math exercises during class in Niger. Credit: JICA/Akiko Kageyama
October 12, 2018
Through the “School for All” project, children in Niger made impressive gains in math thanks to extra hours of class and support to teachers and communities, proving that tackling the learning crisis...
Education in Chad. Credit: Educate a Child
June 12, 2018
Charlevoix Declaration on quality education for girls, adolescent girls and women in developing countries.
Pledge for 2018-2020 replenishment*:
US$2,681,790
Share of 2018-2020 pledges:
0.1%
Total contributions to GPE:
US$26,533,587
Share of total contributions:
0.47%

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.

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 January 25, 2019