Official Development Assistance (ODA)

Japan's Official Development Assistance White Paper 2014

Japan's Official Development Assistance
White Paper 2014

Japan's International Cooperation


Main Text

Part I The 60th Anniversary of Japan's ODA: Its Achievements and Future Directions
Part II Official Development Assistance in FY2013

Statistics and Reference Materials

Part III Statistics and Reference Materials

Stories from the field

Master Techniques, From Japan to the World -

ODA Topics

Projects presented in the ODA White Paper 2014

Japan's Official Development Assistance (ODA)

Cover Photo Captions

A Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer (speech therapist), Ms. Kaori Hirai, with children in a classroom after school. Ms. Hirai assists the children with hearing disabilities/speech disorder at the Embangweni School for The Deaf Children in Northern Malawi. While carrying out lessons with the teachers, she carefully observes the movement of each child's mouth to find out the individual characteristics of their pronunciation. She also conducts pronunciation training after school and during breaks to help the children based on their individual ability.
(Photo: Kenshiro Imamura / JICA)

This White Paper can also be viewed on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) website ( In addition to information about official development assistance (ODA) disbursed by Japan, the website also provides a collection of reference materials regarding aid provided by other countries and the activities of international organizations, etc.

All titles of individuals given in this White Paper are those current at the time of the applicable event, etc.