NEW DIRECTION IN JAPAN'S INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC COOPERATION

Japan's overseas development aid is moving towards consolidating gains and improving the implementation of the programme. At present, Japan provides over half the aid for Indonesia, Thailand and China. It also supplies 45 per cent of Brazil's aid. Funds are being concentrated on infrastructure development and increasingly need environmental criteria to be integrated into project identification and preparation. More aid is being allocated at the community level and to a range of development issues such as health care and education. Recent aid has not been closely tied to Japanese exports, and a strong emphasis has been placed on self-help by recipients. Infrastructure improvements are critical to sustained economic growth. Better roads, bridges and electric power services, or some where none exist, improve economic output and living standards. Recent poor performances of state-run enterprises in developing countries have led to increased efforts to encourage private sector participants in build, operate and transfer projects. Environment related aid has been given to reduce nitrogen oxide emission from motor vehicles in Bangkok, Jakarta, and several other major cities.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Toyota Motor Corporation

    International Public Affairs Dept, 1-4-18, Koraku
    Tokyo 112,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • EVANS, P C
  • Publication Date: 1993-12

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 3-9
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00665197
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM