Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)

DAC member profile: Japan


Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1961.

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2015

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See full profile in the Development Co-operation Report 2015.

In 2014, Japan provided USD 9.2 billion in net ODA (preliminary data). This represented 0.19% of gross national income (GNI) and a 15.3% decrease in real terms from 2013, due to lower levels of debt relief in 2014. Japan is the 18th largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donor in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI, and the 5th largest donor in terms of volume. The grant element of total ODA was 89.1% in 2013.

Peer review findings: 2014

Latest evaluation reports

Japan has increased its spending on official development assistance (ODA) and is showing more global leadership, but needs to pay more attention to where it is spending the money and increase its focus on results and transparency. In a new Peer Review of Japan, the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) commended Japan for increasingly exerting global leadership and influence in areas such as disaster risk reduction and universal health coverage.

Access Japan's latest evaluation reports on the DAC Evaluation Resource Centre (DEReC).

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