Izumi Ohno is Professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS). She specializes in international development strategy, economic development, and Japan’s ODA policy. She holds a MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at the Princeton University in USA.

Prior to joining GRIPS (in 2002), she worked at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the World Bank, and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). Her publications include books on: The World Bank: Toward New Development Strategies (NTT Publishing Co., 2000); (edited with Kenichi Ohno) Japanese Views of Economic Development: Diverse Paths to the Market (Routledge, 1998); Diversity and Complementarity in Development Aid: East Asian Lessons for Africa (GRIPS Development Forum 2008); (edited with Goto and Watanabe) Japan’s International Development Cooperation (Nippon Hyoronsha 2005); Introduction to BOP Business: Addressing Global Challenges through Partnership (co-authored with Sugawara and Tsuchiya, Chuo-keizai Publishing Co., 2011); and (edited with Kenichi Ohno) Eastern and Western Ideas for African Growth (Routledge, 2013).

Currently, she chairs the advisory committee for the Japan Inclusive Business Support Center, established by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, and also serves as a member for the Committee for Promoting International Cooperation, organized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, Science and Technology. In the past, she served as members for the Committee for International Cooperation and the Committee for ODA Evaluation (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs), and also led multi-stakeholder, private discussion groups for renovating Japanese ODA. Since 2009, she has been involved in JICA-supported intellectual cooperation, “Japan-Ethiopia industrial policy dialogue,” which aims to share the East Asian development experiences with senior policymakers in Ethiopia.  She is also research leader of Osaka-based, the Asia Pacific Institute of Research (APIR).

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