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Japan's Foreign Aid to Thailand and the Philippines
     

Japan's Foreign Aid to Thailand and the Philippines

by David M. Potter, David Potter
 
In the 1980s, Japan became a leading donor of bilateral foreign aid. In the 1990s, it has become the leading bilateral aid donor in the world. A great deal of attention has focused on the kind of aid policy Japan pursues and the impact of that aid both on foreign investment in Asia and Japan's relations with other donor countries. Japan's Foreign Aid to Thailand and

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In the 1980s, Japan became a leading donor of bilateral foreign aid. In the 1990s, it has become the leading bilateral aid donor in the world. A great deal of attention has focused on the kind of aid policy Japan pursues and the impact of that aid both on foreign investment in Asia and Japan's relations with other donor countries. Japan's Foreign Aid to Thailand and the Philippines looks at the situation and asks a number of questions: What do recipients of Japanese aid get out of the increasing levels of funding that country is contributing? Are the types of aid recipients receive from Japan the types of aid they actually want? How do recipients respond to Japan as an aid donor, especially in terms of increasing or decreasing the level of aid they receive from Japan? This book examines these questions in the cases of Thailand and the Philippines, two of the largest recipients of Japanese aid in Asia. It examines their development priorities and assesses the fit between those priorities and actual Japanese aid disbursements. It also examines the ways in which projects are initiated and implemented and the difficulties the recipient planning agencies encounter in coordinating project requests and stated development priorities. The book concludes that recipient agencies both planning authorities and line agencies must accommodate the major features and policies of the Japanese aid programme, but in doing so manage to get most of their development priorities met

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An examination of the economic and political effect of Japan's foreign aid to Thailand and the Philippines. Potter (Japanese and comparative politics, Northern Kentucky U.) thoroughly researches the advance of Japanese aid to the countries since the 1980s, and the problems presented to the recipient countries in terms of project implementation and coordination. The author, not surprisingly, concludes that both countries must accommodate Japanese priorities to meet their own. Includes statistical tables. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312125639
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
06/28/1996
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.77(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.83(d)

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