Overview of Japan's Economic Assistance to the African Region

Japan's Assistance to Africa

Japan gives high priority to Africa (i.e.Sub-Saharan Africa) in providing economic assistance in order to contribute to the solution of various problems in African countries, as part of its global responsibility to help achieve peace and stability throughout the world.
Since 1988, Japan's official development assistance (ODA) to Africa has been the largest for any region in the world with the exception of Asia.
Furthermore, as of 1994 Japanese aid to Africa (calculated on a net disbursement basis) was more or less second among the DAC (Development Assitance Committee) of the OECD countries after France, and thus basically on a par with Germany and the United States.

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