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Japan Foreign Aid Institutions
Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
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    Japan has three government institutions involved in disbursing foreign aid: the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund (OECF), and the Exim Bank. JICA is responsible for technical cooperation; the OECF is responsible for soft loans; and the Exim Bank has not only a trade-financing role but also has become increasingly involved in lending for aid programs. The Exim Bank, for example, was the government agency chosen to carry out US$10 billion in cofinancing with the World Bank (see Glossary) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF--see Glossary) in the 1989 Brady Plan for partial relief of Mexico's international debt.

    Data as of January 1994

    NOTE: The information regarding Japan on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies and the CIA World Factbook. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Japan Foreign Aid Institutions information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Japan Foreign Aid Institutions should be addressed to the Library of Congress and the CIA.

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