Official Development Assistance (ODA)
Key ODA Policies
Learning changes the world
What is education cooperation?
Approximately 260 million children of primary and secondary school age around the world are unable to go to school. Further,the World Bank seriously warns of a learning crisis,as a large number of children learn verylittle,even thoughthey go to school. Many young people in developing countries have not had the opportunity to attend school or receive job training,and therefore are unable to land a job. Providing education and job opportunities to young people is therefore currently an urgent issue. As society continues to change dramatically due to globalization,it is also necessary to assist higher education institutions in training personnel capable of solving future challenges.
The sustainable Development Goal 4 (Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all) is designed to improve this situation. In order to achieve SDG4,the international community decided on the Education 2030 Framework for action in 2015. Japan is also under pressure to boost assistance on education to developing nations.