Asian Development Bank–Japan Scholarship Program: Annual Report 2011 | Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank–Japan Scholarship Program: Annual Report 2011

Institutional Document | October 2012

This document presents the activities of the Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Fund for the year 2011, the 23rd year of the fund.

The Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) began in 1988 to encourage and strengthen human resource development in less-developed countries. The main objective of the program is to give qualified citizens of ADB's developing member countries (DMCs) opportunities to pursue postgraduate studies in economics, business, management, science and technology, as well as other development related fields, at selected educational institutions in Asia and the Pacific. After completing their studies, scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and share their new knowledge and skills to promote socioeconomic development.

The Government of Japan has generously provided full funding for the ADB-JSP, with increasing contributions totaling $126 million over the last 24 years. In 1988-2011, the ADB-JSP awarded 2,818 scholarships to students from 35 ADB member countries. More than 90% of the scholars came from 15 DMCs where most of the poor populations in Asia reside. In 2001-2011, there has been an average of 150 new scholarships a year.

The ADB-JSP will continue to monitor the current performance of its scholars and alumni as well as developments concerning the designated institutions. The participating institutions will be encouraged to fully utilize their scholarship slots and the Government of Japan's directive to prioritize nationals from Myanmar. The program will enhance its promotional activities to raise Japan's profile in the region, supporting intensified Japanese visibility and providing more opportunities for candidates from DMCs by increasing the number of fields of study. The ADB-JSP will strengthen collaboration with its designated institutions, particularly with new partners to advance program objectives and program quality through a shared vision and common actions. The program will strengthen the network among ADB scholars, alumni, and institutions, and ADB support future collaboration.


  • Introduction
  • 2011 Program and Activities
  • ADB-JSP Helps Students and Alumni Achieve Career Aspirations
  • Theses and Research Papers Completed in 2011
  • Summary and Conclusions
  • Appendixes