With just 10 more years until the Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDG) target year of 2030, there is a pressing need for Japan to increase the development impact of its global health assistance and make global health funding more strategic. This commission aims to reassess how to utilize Japan’s ODA in a more strategic manner to advance global health, adapt to structural shifts in the development field, and increase the efficacy and impact of its funding.
JCIE Publication | Report from Special Commission on Development Assistance for Health Calls for New ODA Approach
A report from a high-level commission organized by JCIE calls for the Japanese government to better coordinate and strategize its health ODA by creating a centralized “control tower” and to double funding for global health.
A JCIE survey of Japanese legislators finds that 80 percent of the 92 respondents favor steps to increase Japan’s official development assistance (ODA), with most prioritizing funding for health programs and education, followed by water & sanitation projects and humanitarian assistance.
More than 30 senior government officials, health experts, and leaders from international organizations gathered to discuss the direction Japan should take to improve its developmental assistance for health (DAH) strategy and to adapt to the changing international context.