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GCAP Japan: More and Better Aid!

From mid-September to mid-October, as students and concerned citizens 'stood up' across Japan to call on governments to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and create a just Post-2015 sustainable development agenda, GCAP Japan has been working to shape how Japan delivers foreign aid.

Japan - one of the world's largest international donors - is in the process of revising the charter that governs its Official Development Assistance (ODA).

In 2013, Japan spent US$11.79 billion on ODA, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). It ranks 4th among OECD countries in terms of absolute numbers, but just 18th in terms of percentage of national income.


Students at Konan Junior High School in the Shiga Prefecture of Japan 'Stand Up' for a world filled with smiles and without poverty.  A key demand of anti-poverty campaigners is that Japan better spend its Official Development Assistance.

Shared Financial Responsibility needed for development, GCAP Japan tells gov't

Ugoku/Ugokasu (GCAP Japan) has urged the Japanese government and other global powers to work quickly to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and create a Post-2015 development framework – based on human rights and human security – so that every person can live with dignity in a just world without poverty.

“We need a strong and visionary leadership that will provide hope to all and bring about global solidarity to tackle global issues,” Ugoku/Ugokasu notes in a statement presented to the Japanese government. “The Post-2015 process provides the best opportunity to show this kind of leadership.”

Pan African CSO Statement on Aid and Development Effectiveness

GCAP coalition partners in Africa have led to the production of this statement on aid effectiveness and development leading up to the High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan next week.

Busan, HLF4: Sign Advocacy Letters for the Make Aid Transparent Campaign

With less than 3 months to go before the Fourth High Level Forum (HLF-4) in Busan, Korea, it is critical that the CSO community increases pressure on all actors in the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness to make aid transparent. Please sign up to the advocacy letters listed below, which will be sent to donors and partner countries two weeks before the next Working Party meeting in early October

The Continent’s Hope in the Achieving the MDGs: South Africa

By Mandeep S.Tiwana, policy manager, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation 

A Show of Support and Solidarity With Japan

GCAP has received with shock news of the devastation caused by the earthquake in Japan.

It is with great agony that we have received the sad news of the tsunami that hit your country. Accept our condolences for the lives lost and wishes for quick recovery for the injured.

- Mwangi Waituru, coordinator, GCAP Kenya - 

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