International Development
Center of Japan


Selected Projects

ODA Policy Evaluation

Evaluation on JICA’s Volunteer Programs (Client: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Japan)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) commissioned IDCJ to carry out a study of evaluation on JICA’s Volunteer Programs. The main objectives of the evaluation were:
1) to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the programs and to reveal challenges with objective evidence;
2) to gain concrete suggestions and lessons for more strategic promotion of the programs,
3) to ensure accountability and transparency of ODA in order to promote public understanding of and participation in ODA by publicizing evaluation results;and
4) to provide feedback for the planning and implementation process for future JICA’s volunteer programs.

Evaluation of Japan’s Assistance for the Connectivity in the Mekong Region with a focus on the Southern Economic Corridor (Client: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Japan)

Evaluation on Japan’s Measures for Pollution Control (Client: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Japan)

Evaluation on Japan’s Education Cooperation Policy 2011-2015 (Client: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Japan)

Evaluation by Themes, Case Study, and Project Study

Evaluation on Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects (Client: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Japan)

Analysis of JICA Cooperation Projects in the Central American Region and the Dominican Republic (Regions of North America, Central and South America: Cooperation with Member States of Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana) (Client: JICA)

Year 2015 Thematic Evaluation on Local Administration and Peacebuilding Sectors (Client: JICA)

Reviewing the Results of Integrated Planning for Regional Development in China (Client: JICA)

Project Evaluation

Detailed Design Study for Technical Cooperation for Capacity Development in Construction and Maintenance of Bridges in Bhutan (Client: JICA)

Being a mountainous and land-locked country, Bhutan entirely depends on road network for the transportation of goods and services. The Department of Roads has the responsibility to maintain various types of bridges in the country. However, the safety of temporary bailey and bailey suspension bridges, as well as permanent bridges, has become a critical issue due to the lack of adequate maintenance and inspection.

Under the above background, the Royal Government of Bhutan requested the Government of Japan to implement “Technical Cooperation for Capacity Development in Construction and Management of Bridges” with aiming to ensure the security of bridges.

The detailed design survey was conducted to confirm the background of the request, collect related information, discuss the outline of the project, sign the minutes of meeting on the project implementation and carry out the ex-ante evaluation.

As a study team member in charge of evaluation, IDCJ rendered services such as (1) confirming the background, objective, and content of the project, (2) confirming the implementation structure of the project, (3) making a project basic outline, and drafting PDM and PO, (4) preparing a record of discussion and a minutes of meeting, and (5) drafting a detailed design survey report.

Mid-term evaluation on the Japan-China Sasakawa Medical Fellowship Program(Client: The Nippon Foundation)

Ex-Post Project Evaluation 2018: Package I-3 ( The Republic of the Philippines and the Kyrgyz Republic) (Client: JICA)

Ex-Post Project Evaluation 2018: Package IV-3 ( Pakistan and Myanmar) (Client: JICA)

Detailed Design Planning Survey on Project for Strengthening Master’s Degree Program of National Autonomous University of Honduras on Human Resource Development for Socio Economic Development (Client: JICA)

Final and Mid-Term Evaluation of the Nepal Earthquake Recovery Programme (Client: Japanese Red Cross Society)

External Final Evaluation of the Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Projects (Client: Japanese Red Cross Society)