Part I


Chapter 1 The Situation Surrounding Japan’s ODA and Revision of the ODA Charter
Section 1. Japan’s ODA Standing at a Crossroad
1. The Current Status of Japan’s ODA
2. Advancing ODA Reform
Section 2. Changes in International Trends Surrounding ODA
1. Emergence of New Development Issues and Concepts
2. Active ODA Efforts by the Developed Countries
3. Emergence of New Providers of Development Assistance and New Assistance Methods
(1) The Diversification of Aid-related Entities including NGOs
(2) Diversification of Aid Modalities
Section 3. The ODA Charter Revision Process
Section 4. The Main Points of the Revised ODA Charter
1. The Main Points of the Revised ODA Charter
2. The Aims of the Revised ODA Charter
Chapter 2 Outline of the Revised ODA Charter and the Recent Status of Implementation
Section 1. Principles
1. “Objectives”—Why does Japan Provide ODA?—
2. “Basic Policies” —how is ODA implemented?—
(1) Supporting Self-help Efforts of Developing Countries
(2) The Perspective of “Human Security”
(3) Assurance of Fairness
(4) Utilization of Japan’s Experience and Expertise
(5) Partnership and Collaboration with the International Community
3. Priority Issues—To What Areas (What Kind of Issues) Should ODA be Provided?
(1) Poverty Reduction
(2) Sustainable Growth
(3) Addressing Global Issues
(4) Peace-building
A. Reconstruction Assistance to Iraq
B. Reconstruction Assistance for Afghanistan
C. Reconstruction Assistance for Sri Lanka
D. Assistance through NGOs for Peace-building
4. “Priority Regions”—To what (what regions or countries) Should ODA be Provided?
(1) The ASEAN Countries
(2) China
(3) Africa (including the holding of TICAD III)
Section 2. Principle of ODA Implementation
1. Basic Concepts
2. Examples of Application of the “Principle of ODA Implementation” (some cases are in the time of the original ODA Charter)
(1) Yemen
(2) Cambodia
(3) Sudan
(4) Myanmar
Section 3. Formulation and Implementation of ODA Policy
1. System of Formulation and Implementation of ODA Policy
(1) Coherent formulation of ODA policy
(2) Collaboration among Related Government Ministries and Agencies
(3) Collaboration between Government and Implementing Agencies
(4) Strengthening of Policy Consultation
(5) Strengthening of the Functions of Field Missions
(6) Collaboration with Aid-related Entities
2. Increasing Public Participation
(1) Broad Participation by Japanese Citizens from All Walks of Life
(2) Human Resource Development and Development Research
(3) Development Education
(4) Information Disclosure and Public Relations
3. Matters Essential to Effective Implementation
(1) Enhancement of Evaluation
(2) Ensuring Appropriate Procedures
(3) Prevention of Fraud and Corruption
(4) Ensuring the Safety of ODA Personnel
4. Reporting on the Status of Implementation of the Official Development Assistance Charter

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