Land Watch Asia Issue Brief N. 5

A Scoping Study on Land Issues and Japanese ODA

Japan’s economy is bouncing back; but Japanese NGOs think it unlikely that Japan will increase its Official Development Assistance (ODA) allocation from its national budget. Japan has not given a timetable to increase its ODA to GNI ratio to 0.7% as provided in international agreements. Guided by its revised ODA Charter, New Medium Term Policy Paper and Country Assistance Programs, Japan’s ODA is decentralized and its field offices are being strengthened.