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43.

Japan – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Very Poor

43_VP_Japan MOAFA

OVERVIEW

Have they met the Busan commitment on aid transparency? No.

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) plays an important role within the Japanese Government having overall responsibility for setting aid policy and holds jurisdiction over JICA. In 2016, Japan takes on the presidency of the G7 intergovernmental forum.

ANALYSIS

Challenges and room for improvement
  • Japan-MOFA began publishing historical data to the IATI Registry in June 2014 but has since failed to update its files with current information. It has no longer publishes to the IATI Registry.
  • Twenty-five of thirty-six organisation and activity-level indicators are not consistently published.
  • At the organisation level, a total budget and disaggregated budgets for the three years ahead were not available at the time of review.
  • At the activity level MOFA’s publication is even more sporadic. Fourteen of the twenty-eight indicators are not published at all, including actual dates, budget documents, contracts and tenders.
  • No information relating to any of the twenty-two indicators that are scored graduated on the basis of format are published in a machine-readable format.
  • Japan-MOFA’s aid portal does not allow for the free bulk export of data under an open licence.

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Japan-MOFA should start publishing to the IATI Registry to provide aid information on its projects that is timely, comprehensive and forward-looking.
  • MOFA should work with its counterparts in JICA and other Japanese aid providers to ensure that Japan’s publication provides a full picture of all development cooperation activities.

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DONOR PROFILE

2016 Index Score:

Very Poor

14.3%

2014 Index Score:

Very Poor

17.0%

2013 Index Score:

Very Poor

17.2%


First published to IATI:

June 2014



INDICATOR SCORING

TOTAL

14.3%

SECTION A

COMMITMENT TO
AID TRANSPARENCY:

3.33/10

SECTION B

PUBLICATION
ORGANISATION LEVEL:

5.84/25

SECTION C

PUBLICATION
ACTIVITY LEVEL:

5.11/65

Commitment

1. FOIA

2. Implementation Schedules

3. Accessibility

Planning

Financial

4. Organisation Strategy

5. Annual Report

6. Allocation Policy

7. Procurement Policy

8. Country Strategy

Basic

Classifications

Financial

Performance

12. Implementer

13. Unique ID

14. Title

15. Description

16. Planned Dates

17. Actual Dates

18. Current Status

19. Contact Details