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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.

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(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
Download >>> here
(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
Author Q&A

*past publications >> click here

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'Learning to Industrialize' is available for open access

(May. 2021) 'Learning to Industrialize: From given growth to policy-aided value creation' by Prof. Kenichi Ohno (Routledge-GRIPS Development Forum Studies) is now available for open access.

Book Website (Routledge)

Vietnam Productivity Report Open Seminar

(Apr. 2021) The research team of Dr. Nguyen Duc Thanh, GRIPS alumni, and GDF produced the Viet Nam Productivity Report, which was launched in the Hanoi workshop co-hosted by Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and JICA. Ambassador Yamada and JICA Chief Representative Shimizu made opening remarks. Vietnam is industrializing fast, but it has weaknesses in productivity growth, domestic value creation and participation in GVCs. The Report offered standard analysis such as labor productivity decomposition as well as proposals to deepen bilateral productivity cooperation with Japan.

Agenda >>> click here
Presentation by Dr. Nguyen Duc Thanh >>> click here
Presentation by Prof. Kenichi Ohno >>> click here

Event video available
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Facebook (available only in Vietnamese)


Invitation to GDF Zoom Webinar (April 13th)
"Japanese Strategic and Economic Partnerships with Africa in a Turbulent Era: Achievements, Challenges, and Way Forward"

(Mar. 2021) GRIPS Development Forum (GDF) is pleased to organize a zoom webinar on Japanese economic diplomacy in Africa, inviting Ms. Céline Pajon, Research Fellow and Head of Japan Research at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), and Dr. Hirano Katsumi, Executive Senior Research Fellow at IDE-JETRO, as speakers.

Program >>> click here
Uploaded video of this webinar >>> visit Event page
Uploaded video of GDF - Brenthurst Joint Webinar

(Jan. 2021) GDF-Brenthurst Joint Webinar was held in November, last year. We uploaded the webinar video to our event page.

To watch the video, please visit Event page >>> here
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Ethiopia Productivity Report 2020
This report was jointly produced by Policy Studies Institute (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

for Japanese Businesses
This booklet contains policy, economy, and business climate in Ethiopia to improve the quality of Ethiopia's information for the Japanese business community. It was compiled and published by the GRIPS Development Forum which is solely responsible for the content.
  English (last updated: Dec. 2015)

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.
Volume 1 contains policy dialogue minutes (Japanese) and Volume 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's Notes 
Featuring reports and presentation materials of Prof. Ishikawa who contributes to issues in Development Economics.

Prof. Shigeru Ishikawa passed away on 4 January 2014. We pray from the bottom of our hearts that his soul may rest in peace.

Economist, Professor Emeritus of Economics, Hitotsubashi University and Aoyama-Gakuin University, Member of the Japan Academy


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