Director, Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute
Izumi Ohno specializes in international development strategy and Japan’s development cooperation. She graduated from the Tsuda College (Tokyo), and holds a MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at the Princeton University in USA. Prior to joining GRIPS (in 2002), she worked at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the World Bank, and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). Over the past years, she has served a number of committees related to Japan’s ODA and development cooperation, including the Advisory a member of the Advisory Panel to the Minister of Foreign Affairs on the ODA Charter Review (March-July 2014) and chair of the Advisory Committee for the Japan Inclusive Business Support Center of the Ministry of Trade and Industry (2010- ).