Technical Cooperation

“Technical cooperation” is implemented with a flexible combination of the most appropriate forms of dispatching experts, hosting trainees, and providing materials and equipment, among other components, while respecting the ownership of developing countries. Conducted as a joint project with the recipient country, the objective of this type of cooperation is the manifestation of development effects that will contribute to continuous social and economic growth.

Recent Contracts

Expert for Strengthening Management on Maternal and Child Nutrition (2013-2015, JICA)
Project for Strengthening Integrated Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Services in Lao PDR (Chief Advisor Operations)(2013-2015, JICA)
The Project for Improvement of District Health Management Capacity in South Sulawesi Province Phase II (Impact Evaluation) (2013-2014, JICA)
The Project on Human Resources Development for Health in South Sudan (2009-2013, JICA)
The Project for Strengthening Medical Management System for Quality Health Services in the State of Eritrea (2008-2011, JICA)

Project Evaluation

For each project in development assistance, “project evaluations” are performed with the objective of improving these projects and enhancing transparency and accountability. As evaluation criteria, the following five aspects are the major points considered: relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, and sustainability.

Recent Contracts

Japanese Technical Cooperation for Tuberculosis Control Project Phase 2 in Afghanistan (Terminal Evaluation) (2013, JICA)
Capacity Building in Medical Equipment Maintenance and Management for Southern Africa (Terminal Evaluation)(2012, JICA)
Project for Private Sector Development, Technical Cooperation, Second Half of 2012 Fiscal Year (Mexico and El Salvador) (Mid-term Review) (2012, JICA)
Strengthening of Activities of Survey and Control for Chagas Disease (Mid-term Review) (2012, JICA)
Capacity Development Project for Non-Revenue Water Reduction in Jordan (Mid-term Review) (2007, JICA)

Survey Operations

Preparatory surveys and data collection surveys are classified as “survey operations.” Preparatory surveys are conducted to study assistance policies and approaches related to specific development issues and implementation policies for development aid. Data collection surveys are conducted to gather and analyze the fundamental information pertaining to target regions and target development issues. Additionally, within the framework of ODA loan projects, there are also surveys for promoting the effects of support and assistance provided in past projects, as well as surveys for improving and sustaining the effects of assistance after a project has ended.

Recent Contracts

Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Improvement Project (Phase 2) (Health, Population and Nutrition Sector Development Program)(Preparatory Survey)(2014, JICA)
Data Collection Survey on Special Needs Education in Mongolia (2013, JICA)
The HRIS Information Survey (2013, WHO South Sudan Country Office)
Expert for Analysis of Physical Assets Management at Hospital (2012, JICA)
Data Collection Survey on Health Sector, Eritrea (2012, JICA)

Training and Dialogue Programs

Training and Dialogue Programs are projects conducted to support the development of human resources by bringing trainees to Japan. These trainees are expected to become leaders in nation-building in their respective developing countries and they are provided with training related to knowledge and skills in various specialized fields. In order to accommodate the human resources development needs in developing countries, this training may sometimes be conducted in the recipient country or in a third country.

Recent Contracts

Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS for Final Step toward MDG6 (2015, JICA Kyushu International Center)
Training Program for Young Leaders / Infectious Disease Control Course (2015, JICA Hokkaido International Center)
Quality Improvement of Health Services by 5S-KAIZEN-TQM (2014, JICA Tokyo International Center)