Japan's Official Development Assistance White Paper 2005
Main Text > Part II ODA DISBURSEMENTS IN FISCAL YEAR 2004 > Chapter 2 Details and New Policies about Japan's ODA: Striving for Further ODA Reforms > Section 5. Formulation and Implementation of ODA Policy > 1. System for Formulation and Implementation of ODA Policy > (2) Collaboration among Related Government Ministries and Agencies
(2) Collaboration among Related Government Ministries and Agencies
In order to maintain overall consistency between the ODA projects implemented by the various government ministries and agencies so as to maximize efficiency and effectiveness, collaboration and coordination among government ministries and agencies must be strengthened and the Government in its entirety must formulate and implement policies that are coherent and consistent. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( MOFA ) fulfills the central coordinating role encompassing the Government as a whole in overall planning related to ODA in accordance with the Basic Law on the Reform of Central Government Ministries and Agencies enacted in June 1998. MOFA also utilize the expertise of those related government ministries and agencies under the Council of Overseas Economic Cooperation-Related Ministries and other fora and endeavour to strengthen broad-based collaboration among related government ministries and agencies including by means of personnel exchanges.
Chart 34. Various Conferences Held with ODA-related Ministries and Agencies (FY2004)
Specifically, MOFA organizes various conferences under the Council of Overseas Economic Cooperation-Related Ministries, including the Inter-Ministerial Meeting on ODA, the Bureau Meeting for the Inter-Ministerial Meeting on ODA of the ODA-related Ministry and Agency Liaison Council, the Experts Meeting on Financial Cooperation, Experts Meeting on Technical Cooperation, and the Experts Meeting on ODA evaluation, with a view to strengthening collaboration among various government ministries and agencies at various levels.