International Development
Center of Japan


Issues Recognized

Industrial development is one of the driving forces of economic growth in developing countries. Economic growth is achieved through industrial development involving wide-ranging sectors, creating high added-value and employment, and thus providing increased stability in the society. In recent years, new economic and industrial societies are emerging through the utilization of Information Technology (IT) and new technologies in many developing countries. In response to this circumstance, it is imperative for developing countries to improve industrial infrastructures and to promote labor demand-driven human resource development. Furthermore, most developing countries are active in foreign direct investment, while Japanese companies are willing to develop businesses in these countries, recognizing them as promising markets and partners. The prospect for sustainable economic development is increasing through private sector development and public-private partnerships (PPP).

Strength of IDCJ

The IDCJ has been involved in the implementation of many study projects regarding industrial development as well as the development of industrial human resource in various regions of the world, such as Asia, Africa, and Central and South America. In recent years, the IDCJ has been concentrating its efforts on areas of investment promotion and regional tourism development in Africa and the Middle East, as well as on the training of highly-skilled industrial professionals in the ASEAN countries. More significantly, the IDCJ also participates actively in JICA’s public-private partnership projects all over the world.

Key projects

Other projects

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Industrial Development / Human Resource Development


Environment / Green Growth


Public-Private Partnership