Japan's Official Development Assistance White Paper 2009

(3) Collaboration between Government and Implementing Organizations

MOFA works with aid implementing agencies so that the results of the Overseas Economic Cooperation Council and the Priority Policies in International Cooperation, which are created annually by MOFA, can be reflected in the prompt implementation of assistance.

In October 2008, the former JICA, which carried out technical cooperation and promotion of executing grant aid, merged with the Overseas Economic Cooperation operation in the former JBIC, which was in charge of providing ODA loans, to establish New JICA. Some of the actual implementation duties for grant aid that had previously belonged to MOFA were also transferred to New JICA. This made the New JICA a comprehensive aid implementing organization that can implement the three aid modalities (technical cooperation, grant aid, and ODA loan) in an integrated fashion.