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Title: Review on the Partnership Between The World Bank and Japan International Cooperation Agency JICA

Review on the Partnership Between The World Bank
and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • April 4, 2002
  • Koji Yamada, Trust Fund Strategy and Donor
    Relations Unit (TFS), The World Bank

  • The Bank and JICA have had annual consultations
    for the last 12 years.
  • Reduction of Japanese bilateral ODA budget. Need
    for more effective aid.
  • Banks shift toward poverty reduction and
    capacity building
  • Need for redefinition and strengthening of the
    Bank-JICA partnership

Objectives of the Presentation
  • To Review the past Bank-JICA collaboration and
    collect lessons learned
  • To share the knowledge on the mode of the
    partnership among the Bank staff and between the
    Bank and JICA
  • To promote a common understanding on the future
    direction of the partnership
  • To promote the development of a short-term action
    plan and define the role of each actor

Comparative Advantage Institution Building vs.
Individual Capacity Building
  • World Bank
  • Financial resources mobilization
  • Consultations with various development partners
    in the client country
  • Policy advice Impact on the whole sector and
    whole economy
  • Dialogue with policy makers and opinion leaders
  • Global networks of human resources
  • JICA
  • Entry point for Japanese financial resources
    through the bilateral ODA channel
  • Posting Japanese human resources in the line
    ministries or institutions in the client country
  • Capacity building targeting middle-level
    technicians and field workers of the client
  • Broad domestic network inside Japan

Case 1 Project Design for Cofinancing
Infrastructure Development
  • More than 40 Bank lending projects were all or
    partly designed by JICA studies in 1990s.
  • Examples
  • Basic Primary Education (Nepal)
  • Jamna Multipurpose Bridge (Bangladesh)
  • Primary School Construction in Northern Mountain
    Area (Vietnam)

JICA Studies (Feasibility Study) (Basic Design
Japanese Bilateral Grant/Loan
Bank Lending
Parallel Cofinancing
Case 2 Knowledge Sharing
  • JICA co-hosted two regional workshops with WBI in
    FY00 Community Health (Ghana), Integrated
    Watershed Management (Philippines).
  • CDS Tokyo Conference (FY00)
  • GDN Tokyo Conference (FY01)
  • Learning Across Borders Workshop Series for
    Japanese and Asian/Pacific NGOs (FY01)
  • Contents development for GDLN and J-Net (FY02)
  • Symposium on Aid Effectiveness and Knowledge
    Intensive Assistance (Nov. 2002)

Case 3 Cofinancing for Joint Activities
  • Trust Fund GDLN Center in Jordan (FY01)
  • Financial Contribution Peru Country Innovation
    Day (FY01)
  • Joint Workshops in Ghana and the Philippines

Joint Activities
Procurement, Events Seminars/Workshops
Case 4 Financing for Complementary
  • Unconscious Parallel Cofinancing
    Equipment for Archaeological Activities in
    Honduras (FY00)
  • Financing for Un-awarded Proposals for
    Development Marketplace (FY02)
  • Dispatch of Volunteers to CGIAR Research Centers

Bank Program
JICA Program Or Bilateral Grant
Lessons Learned
  • Need for both sides to understand more on the
    project cycle, schedule and business style of
    each other
  • Need for Japanese bilateral partners to
    understand more on the Japanese Trust Funds
    channeled through the Bank mechanism
  • Easy identification of the focal points on both
  • Quick response to the queries from each other
  • Effective actions of JICA USA Office as

Future Direction 1 Program
Design and Future Collaboration
  • Examples
  • Transport, Primary Education (Vietnam), Rural
    Electrification (Malawi)
  • Sector Program Grant for Common Basket (Africa)
  • Health Population Sector Program (Bangladesh)
  • Regional Development for the Phnom Penh
    Sihanoukville Growth Corridor (Cambodia)

Participation in CDF/PRSP Process Coordination on
the designing of sector program and regional
development plan
Policy Dialogues
Cofinancing (Bilateral Grant/Loan/TCBank Lending)
Future Direction 2 Joint Preparation
for the Bank Projects
  • Examples
  • South-South Cooperation programs
  • Policy Advisor
  • Trainers training, study tours
  • Technical Experts, Volunteers
  • Training outside the client country

JICA Technical Cooperation
Bank Lending Projects
Cofinancing Opportunities
Future Direction 3 Strengthening
Banks CDD Approach
  • JICA can provide
  • Advice on designing of the activities at field
  • Advice on the capacity enhancement on designing
    and construction process and quality management
    for community infrastructures

Bank Social Fund
JICA Experts JOCVs Local NGOs Local Consultants
Community Development Activities
Future Direction 4 Increasing
Options for JICA Experts
  • Understanding the Banks grant programs enables
    more flexible project identification and
    preparation by JICA Experts and Country Offices.
  • In-country networks of JICA Country Offices help
    the Bank to utilize the contributions from the

JICA Programs
JICA Experts / Country Offices
PHRD, JSDF, PRSP TF, GEF, Cities Alliance, etc.
Future Direction 5 Addressing
the Common Issues in Japan
  • Capacity Building of Japanese NGOs Learning
    Across Borders 2 (under preparation)
  • Awareness on ICT among the development partners
    in Japan Conference on ICT and Gender in Rural
    Development (under preparation)
  • Capacity Building of the Japanese Consultants in
    the Social Sector
  • Partnership with the Private Sector in Japan

Development Partners in Japan NGOs Consultants Res
earch Institutes Private Sector
Proposed Actions for FY02/03
  • More intensive dialogues in the country level
  • Information dissemination on the Banks lending
    and non-lending programs to JICA
  • Information dissemination on the JICA programs to
    the Bank
  • Help desk for the application to the Banks grant
    program (JICA USA)
  • Linking the existing JICA programs to the Banks
    CDD approach
  • Development of proposals for the Japan-Bank
    Partnership Program
  • WBI-JICA detailed discussion is underway.
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