Japan Overall Performance
Japan ranked 16th in the HRI 2011, maintaining the same position as last year. Based on the patterns of its scores, Japan is classified as a Group 3 donor. Donors in this group tend to perform below average in all pillars, with the exception of Pillar 1 (Responding to needs) and Pillar 2 (Prevention, risk reduction and recovery), where they score close to average. Other donors in the group include Australia, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, and Spain. Overall, Japan scored below the OECD/DAC and Group 3 averages. Japan scored below the OECD/DAC and Group 3 scores in all pillars, with the exception of Pillar 2, where it scored well above both averages, and Pillar 1, where Japan fell slightly below the OECD/ DAC average and above the Group 3 average.
Japan did best compared to its OECD/DAC peers in the quantitative indicators Funding reconstruction and prevention and Reducing climate-related vulnerability and the qualitative indicators Prevention and risk reduction and Adapting to changing needs. Its scores were relatively the lowest in the indicators on Funding NGOs, Un-earmarked funding, Funding accountability initiatives, and Human rights law and Refugee law –all quantitative indicators.