A JICA project in Brazil supports research into mercury pollution in the Amazon. Photo by: JICA

Although Japan is the fourth largest donor worldwide — delivering $14.17 billion in official development assistance in 2018 — little is known about the data on its contract awards and  how it works.

To bridge this gap, Devex has analyzed the Japan International Cooperation Agency’s foreign contractors between 2016 and 2018 to shed light on its funding trends and key partners. Most of Japan’s development contracting is still awarded to Japan-based organizations. Here’s a look at which foreign partners are working with JICA and on what types of projects.

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About the authors

  • Janellecruz

    Janelle Mae Cruz

    Janelle Cruz is a Data Quality and Knowledge Management Assistant at Devex. Her work is focused on data management and improvement of data quality and current processes of the Devex Analytics team. She holds a bachelor's degree in international studies.
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    Aminah Ann Pungutan

    Aminah Ann Pungutan works with the Devex Analytics team in Manila, where she coordinates efforts in ensuring data quality and content management, and assists in analyzing funding trends of different organizations. She has a bachelor's degree in foreign service major in diplomacy.