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he GRIPS Development Forum conducts pragmatic and policy-oriented research in such areas as industrial development, international development and development cooperation, building on the development experiences of Japan and Asia, and widely disseminates the results.

    Policy Dialogue on Industrial 
      Development in Ethiopia

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    Int'l Development Strategies,    
      Aid Partnerships
    African Growth Initiative
(Febrauary  2022)
Policy Learning for Industrial Development and the Role of Development Cooperation
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Promoting Quality and Productivity Improvement/ Kaizen in Africa
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(January 2022)
Ethiopia FDI Policy Report
This report was produced by PSI and GDF as joint research.
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(April 2021)
Viet Nam Productivity Report by Ohno kenichi, Nguyen Duc Thanh, Pham Thi Huong
The final edition of the report has been published. Some of the data also has been updated.
English   Vietnamese
(September 2020)
Vietnam Productivity Report
-Preliminary Final Edition-

This report was made by GDF and VEPR. Final edition will be published in early 2021.
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(February 2020)
Ethiopia Productivity Report
This report is a joint work of PSI and GDF.
ISBN: 978-9-9944-7753-1
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(June 2019)
How Nations Learn: Technological Learning, Industrial Policy, and Catch-up by Arkebe Oqubay and Kenichi Ohno, Oxford University Press
Book Website
(September 2017)
The History of Japanese Economic Development: Origins of Private Dynamism and Policy Competence
(Routledge) by Kenichi Ohno
Book Website

*past publications >> click here

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Izumi Ohno speaking at the TICAD 8 side events

(Aug. 2022) On the occasion of the Eighth Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD8) which was held on August 27-28, 2022 in Tunisia, Izumi Ohno spoke at the online-side events as follows.

- Over Aug. 22 (Mon) 1700 - 1900 (JST)
: "How Japan can contribute to industrial human resources development in Africa," Keynote speech and moderator.

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- Over Aug. 23 (Tue) 1700 - 1830 (JST)
:  "Policies for resilience and economic transformation in Africa: setting the agenda for a post-Covid-19 era," Panelist.
(Prof. Joseph E. Stiglitz of Columbia Univ. also spoke.)

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See Side event report >>> here

- Over Aug. 24 (Wed) 1700 - 1830 (JST)
: "Accelerating African industrialization through the application of Kaizen and creating decent work," Panelist.

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- Over Aug. 26 (Fri) 17001900 (JST)
UNIDO & AU: "Building Resilient and Sustainable Agro-Industries: Enhancing Africa's Agricultural Potential," Panelist.

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Over GDF Zoom Webinar (Wednesday, 13 July)
"TICAD 8 and Beyond: Japan's Approach to African Development in an Evolving Global Environment"

(July 2022) GDF held a Zoom webinar on 13 July, inviting Ms. Céline Pajon from IFRI, Mr. Ryuichi Kato from JICA, and Mr. Yusuke Takahashi from KOKO Plus Foundation. The TICAD 8 will be held in Tunisia on 27-28 August and we took this opportunity to discuss the partnership between Japan and Africa, and its future perspective.

event page

※Webinar video and presentation materials are available on the event page.
"The History of Japanese Economic Development " is available for open access

(Apr. 2022) "The History of Japanese Economic Development: Origins of Private Dynamism and Policy Competence" by
Prof. Kenichi Ohno is now available for open access.

Book Website (Routledge)
"Eastern and Western Ideas for African Growth" is available for open access

(Apr. 2022) "Eastern and Western Ideas for African Growth: Diversity and Complementarity in Development Aid" edited by Prof. Kenichi Ohno and Prof. Izumi Ohno (Routledge) is now available for open access. 

Book Website (Routledge)
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Ethiopia FDI Policy Report 2022
This report was produced by Policy Studies Institute (PSI) and GRIPS Development Forum.
Please click here to read this report.

Ethiopia Productivity Report 2020
This report was jointly produced by PSI, a government think tank, and GRIPS Development Forum.
Please click here (Feb. 2020)

Reports of Policy Dialogue on Industrial Development in Ethiopia Phase2
by JICA and GRIPS Development Forum
Please click here to read the reports

Records of Ethiopia-Japan Industrial Policy Dialogue Vol. 2 --Policy Research in Third Countries--
This records were compiled and published by GRIPS Development Forum for stakeholders and interested people.
Vol.1 contains policy dialogue minutes (Japanese) and Vol.2 contains third-country policy research as reference materials for Ethiopian policy makers (English and Japanese).
  Volume 1 (2.6MB)
  Volume 2 (4.8MB) ※ Vol.2 contains some Japanese chapters.

Prof. Shigeru Ishikawa
Prof. Shigeru Ishikawa (1918-2014) studied the underdevelopment of the market economy in his famous book "Fundamental issues in development economics." He led Japan's development cooperation in China and Vietnam. GDF supported his research in his later years. 

Featuring reports and presentation materials of Prof. Ishikawa who contributes to issues in Development Economics. >>> Prof. Shigeru Ishikawa's Notes

Champion Product Approach in Ethiopia
 >>> Creativity in Motion


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