Special Lecture by
Mr. Erik Solheim (OECD/DAC Chair)
(Dec. 2013) A special lecture by Mr. Erik Solheim was held at GRIPS in Roppongi on 18 Dec. 2013. Mr. Solheim presented his insights
and perspectives on DAC's new role in the changing architecture of global
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An article appeared in "World Financial Review"
(Aug. 2013) An article of "Eastern and Western Ideas for African
Growth: Diversity and Complementarity in Development aid" was
appeared in "World Financial Review". This article introduces the
ideas of the book with the same name which was published from
Routledge in this April.
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Mission Report to Malaysia
(July 2013) Researchers of the GRIPS
Development Forum, together with the Ethiopian delegation led by H. E. Mr.
Sisay Gemechu, State Minister of Industry, visited Malaysia from June 24 to
28, 2013 to study Malaysia's experiences in industrialization including
export and investment promotion, and to draw implications for Ethiopia1.
This study tour was arranged by JICA and the Malaysian Investment
Development Authority (MIDA) in response to the request made by the Minister
of Industry, who was inspired by the presentations made by the Malaysian
officials at the previous High Level Forums for the Phase II Ethiopia-Japan
Industrial Policy Diaglogue. The Ethiopian delegation seriously discussed
with the Malaysian authorities and learned from their valuable experiences,
including holistic approach to development, strategic FDI attraction, "One
Stop Service" concept, overseas functions for trade and investment
promotion, and domestic industry promotion.
Malaysia Mission Report (639KB)
Ethiopia Business & Investment Seminar
(June 2013) On 3 June 2013, Ethiopia Business & Investment Seminar was held
at Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), organized by JETRO and Embassy
of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Tokyo. Prof. Kenichi Ohno
from GRIPS gave a speech at the seminar. At first, he explained about our
project "Policy Dialogue on Industrial Development in Ethiopia" and then
talked about negative and positive aspects to start doing business in
as Japan's Partner in Trade and Manufacturing"
(1,195KB) presented by Kenichi Ohno
"Eastern and Western Ideas for African Growth" edited by Izumi Ohno and Kenichi Ohno
(June 2013) Eastern and Western Ideas for African Growth: Diversity and
Complementarity in Development aid was published from
Routledge. This book proposes more
dialogue and complementarity between the two in the development effort of
Africa and other regions. In this collected volume, contributed by experts
and practitioners from both East and West, the need to introduce Eastern
ideas to the global development strategy is emphasized.