Reports of Policy Dialogue
on Industrial Development in
Ethiopia (Phase 2)
2017) We have published the results of the Ethiopia-Japan Industrial policy dialogue
(phase 2), jointly conducted by JICA and GRIPS Development Forum
for the period of Jan. 2012 to Jul. 2016. These include: (i) policy
recommendations for the Ethiopia government (main report), and (ii) case
studies of industrial policy measures in Asia & Africa. Please click here
to read the reports.
Kenichi Ohno wins the medal of Friendship by Vietnamese government
(April 2017) K. Ohno of GRIPS Development Forum was notified
of the decision to confer the Medal of Friendship by Vietnamese President
Tran Dai Quang, which is the highest honor for foreigners given by the
Vietnamese government. Ohno has researched and advised on Vietnamese
industries and trained Vietnamese researchers for 22 years. Previously in
2011, he also received the Medal of Education from the Vietnamese Minister
of Education & Training.
EIJS & GDF Joint Seminar (Thu., 16 March )
"Can Japanese Development Cooperation Tell us Something about Regional and
(Mar. 2017) European Institute of Japanese Studies (EIJS) and GRIPS
Development Forum (GDF) Joint Seminar was held on Thursday,
March 16 at GRIPS. A book, Japanese
Development Cooperation: The Making of an Aid Architecture Pivoting to Asia,
was published in February, 2017 from Routledge. The authors,
Söderberg, Prof. Yasutami Shimomura , Prof. Yoneyuki Sugita, and
Prof. Izumi Ohno (GRIPS) of the newly released book
gave short presentations of their views in this seminar.
About new book
Ethiopia policy dialogue wins JICA President Award
Kenichi & Izumi Ohno (GDF) received the 12th JICA President Award for their
contribution to Ethiopia-Japan Industrial Policy Dialogue.
bilateral policy dialogue, first in Africa, was requested in a dramatic
meeting with former P.M. Meles. We have always tried to come up with best
policy advice for Ethiopia in close consultation with JICA, MoFA, METI, etc.
After seven years, we feel we have built strong trust with Prime Minister,
economic ministers and policy officials. We appreciate the Award and look
forward to more intellectual interaction with Ethiopia in years ahead.