The book has systematically examined the situation unique to middle income countries that are receiving and giving aid simultaneously. It sheds light on the endogenous elements embedded in the socio-economic conditions of emerging donors, as well as their learning process as aid recipients. This book examines not only the perspectives of recipients, but also those of donors: Japan in the case of China, and the USA and the World Bank in the case of Japan. By bringing in the donor’s perspective, we come to a holistic understanding of foreign aid as a product of interaction between the various agents involved. The book provides not only an in-depth case study of Japan from a historical perspective, but also stretches its scope to cover contemporary debates on "emerging donors," including China, India and Korea who have received substantial amount of aid from Japan in the past. This book connects the often separated discussion of Japanese aid and the way it developed in relation to outside forces.
In short, this book represents the first attempt to empirically examine the "life of a donor" with a clear focus on the origins, struggles, and futures of non-western donors and their impact on established aid regime.
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About the Author
Jin Sato has worked as Assistance Professor and Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo since 2000, before joining the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo. He has a Ph.D in International Studies and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. His research interests include the political economy of natural resources in developing countries; rural poverty and common property resources; land and forest administration in Thailand; development/environmental policy-making processes. His most recent topic of interest is on the concept of “resource” as a uniting interface between environmental conservation and economic development. He conducted 2 years of fieldwork in Thailand and also served as a policy advisor to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Thai Government from 2004 to 2005.
Yasutami Shimomura is at Hosei University in Tokyo. As a former employee of OECF, he has a long experience with development work. Currently, he is a member of the Board of the Japan Bank of International Co-operation. He is the leader of a research group on “Governance and Development in the ASEAN Region”, which is sponsored by the ASEAN Fund.