Japan's Official Development Assistance White Paper 2005
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Chapter 2 Specific Measures by Japan toward Achieving the MDGs
JOCV member explaining about the Maternal and Child Health Handbooks ( MCHs ) in Indonesia (Photo: JICA)
- Japan emphasizes the following points for the achieving the MDGs: country ownership and international partnerships, perspectives of "human security," poverty reduction through economic growth, and peace-building and disaster-prevention measures.
- For achieving Millennium Development Goal 1, Japan is providing support for investment climate improvements and basic infrastructural developments, in order stimulate economic growth and secure financial stability for the poor.
- For achieving Millennium Development Goals 2-7, Japan is providing support for basic social services that directly benefit poor regions.
- In the major international conferences in 2005, Japan announced that it would increase its ODA volume by US$10 billion in aggregate over the next five years and double its ODA to Africa over the next three years, among other productive measures.