Name of the organization

Japan International Cooperation Agency

General information about the organization

· The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is an independent agency supporting the economic and social development of the developing countries on behalf of the Japanese Government;

  • JICA was founded in 1974;

· Its headquarters are located in Tokyo, Japan's capital. Tanaka Akihiko is the President of JICA;

· In October 2008, after joining Japan's International Cooperation Bank, JICA started providing concessional loans along with technical assistance. As a result of Japan's administrative reform, the JICA has been transformed into an independent administrative institution from the government's special government institute, providing financial support to developing countries in advancing agriculture, social infrastructure, water and energy within Japan's Official Development Assistance (ODA) Program.

· Currently, JICA operates in more than 150 countries and has 97 coordination offices in the country.

Information about cooperation between Azerbaijan and the organization

· JICA has been cooperating with Azerbaijan since 1998;

· JICA's Correspondent Office in Azerbaijan has been operational since September 2009.