Devcom and jica

JICA’s World: stories about Japan’s contribution to sustainable development

Some ways of strengthening the economy were discussed in the World Economic Forum. What happened to the budget designated for healthcare? Individuals especially those belonging in the middle class need to step up and start thinking like entrepreneurs and come up with new businesses that would generate profit and job opportunities.

But then we can never really get rid of problems, they arise time and time again, we only have the ability to limit them and find within us as well in our governments the consistency to sustain our current successes if not to exceed them.

United Nations However, as pointed out and expected by everyone, the MDGs are too ambitious and seemingly improbable. Old rusty hospital beds are too few and wards are too crowded some patients had to stay on make-shift beds along the corridors; most rooms are not well ventilated and other facilities are not well-maintained.

As pointed out in the WEF, the private sector has to work hand in hand with the government so as to increase public-private partnerships. The world also needs people with integrity, those who do not think about their own selfish gains.

On a micro level, I think, the world needs people who are fueled to achieve and share success. And how much of it goes to the pockets of a few selfish individuals? As seen in the MDG report, poverty in a global scale was reduced mainly because of promising improvements and steady growth in China and India.

This is yet to be seen in the Philippines. Major businesses are controlled and owned by a privileged few that does not really encourage investments from the middle class. The government allocates millions to improve its basic services but how much of it actually goes to the needy? World Economic Forum01 Jun If only our leaders could devote a larger portion of our time and resources in reaching the MDGs, then we would be able to at least see bits of improvement.

Just this year, I was able to go to two public hospitals in the country, one here in Metro Manila and the other one in a small town in Northern Samar. Though situated in urban and rural areas respectively, the two have various things in common — both are in very disappointing states.

These two nations have invested so much in infrastructure, technology and large scale manufacturing of goods - these propelled their growth. The country is thwarted from moving forward because of the constant struggle for political control.

How much of it is used on legitimate projects? What we see and experience on a daily basis clearly deviates from the positive data showing progress around the globe. Missing Funds and Economic Instability, Barriers to the MDGs The Millennium Development Goals Report shows that the world, though slowly crawling its way toward the targets, is still far from the envisioned success when the eight MDGs were formulated more than ten years ago.

With a stable and growing economy comes income generation. They always say that we have a rotten government system that swallows even young idealist politicians — what we fail to realize is that behind it are individuals who have the capability to create change.

Moreover, the economic instability in the Philippines is also largely due to politically instability. Yes, it is true that the gaps that limit us from achieving the MDGs are too complex, in fact, they are so much intertwined that it is hard to point out where they begin and end.DevComm Diary I Am Malala Day “The terrorists showed what frightens them most: a girl with a book.” But then devcom, as a discipline, remains a concept if not applied.

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JICA NGO Desk marks 10 years of support for civil society. exclusive jobs from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Exclusive jobs are hand-picked by our team to make sure our members know about all of the best open development positions. Created inthe OECD Development Communication Network (DevCom) is the only international forum where donors discuss issues and co-ordinate their strategies to inform and influence public opinion to enhance awareness and public support for.

JICA’s World is just one of several initiatives helping to raise SDG awareness and engage citizens for international development. Established inthe JICA Global Plaza is a hub for people to learn about and share views on development.

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