YOKO ISHIDA

Last Updated :2021/04/05

Affiliations, Positions
Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Education, Professor
E-mail
ishida92hiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
I worked as an international cooperation consultant in the areas of education development and project/program evaluation for 25 years. Based on my experience, I have tried to act as an intermediary between theory and practice, which I hope to contribute to the development of the students' research capacity.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2010/09/15, International Development Center of Japan, Executive Board Member
  • 2007/04/01, 2015/03/31, International Development Center of Japan Inc., Department of Evaluation, General Manager/Senior Researcher
  • 1998/12/01, 2006/03/31, Koei Research Institute, Department of Project II, Director/Senior consultant
  • 1991/04/01, 1998/11/30, System Science Consultants Inc., Department of Social Development, Senior Researcher
  • 2015/10/01, Hiroshima University, Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Education, Professor

Educational Backgrounds

  • University of Tokyo, Faculty of Art, Department of English Language and Literature, Japan, 1976/04, 1980/03
  • University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (Master Course), International Studies, Japan, 1999/04, 2001/09
  • University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (Doctor Course), International Studies, Japan, 2010/09

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. (International Studies), The University of Tokyo
  • Master Degree (International Studies), The University of Tokyo

Research Fields

  • Social sciences;Education;Sociology of education

Research Keywords

  • International Cooperation in Education Development, Policy Evaluation, Program Evaluation, Project Evaluation, Project Management, School Management, School Evaluation

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • The Japan Society for International Development, 2008
  • The Japan Evaluation Society, 2000
  • Japan Comparative Education Society
  • American Evaluation Association, 2006
  • Comparative and International Education Society, 2015
  • Intercultural Education Society of Japan, 2015
  • Japan Society for African Educational Research, 2017

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2021, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Gender and Society
  2. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Academic approach to SDGs - A
  3. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Academic approach to SDGs - A[On-Demand]
  4. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Educational Sciences and Society
  5. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Project Evaluation Methodology in Education Development
  6. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study
  7. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study (2021 Oct. Master Students)
  8. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Special Study (2021 October Doctoral Course)
  9. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar on International Development Cooperation in Education
  10. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on International Development Cooperation in Education

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Indicators for the Measurement of Teachers' Professional Identity across Asia and Africa: A Delphi Study, Journal of Asian and African Studies, 20210223
  2. ★, How Does the Newly Added DAC Evaluation Criterion "Coherence" Contribute to Achieving the SDG Target 4.c for Teachers?, Journal of International Cooperation in Education, 22(2), 15-30, 20201231
  3. ★, Scaling up Lesson Study in Urban and Rural Schools to Realize Sustainable, Inclusive Teacher Professional Development in Zambia, CICE Series, 6(1), 247-269, 201906
  4. Gender Equality and Educational Development in Developing Countries, Praxis, 20, 113-123, 20190328
  5. Challenges and concerns of Japan's development cooperation - Japan's ODA evaluation and evaluation criteria, KAIDEC Journal, 10(4), 1-13, 20180930
  6. A case study of SNE resource center practicies in Zomba District, Malawi, Journal of International Cooperation in Education, 19(2), 19-33, 2017
  7. Evaluation capacity development for educational development: case study of the policy-level evaluations of Japan's ODA in the education sector, Journal of International Cooperation in Education, 18(2), 83-95, 2016
  8. A Review of Evaluation Activities in International Cooperation, 201601
  9. Economic Development and Educational Dispality: Outcome of MDGs and EFA Support in Nepal, 201501
  10. Development of Project Facilitation and Motivation Model for Promoting Government Officers' Active Participation in International Cooperation Projects for Education Development, 201009
  11. Evaluation of Education Improvement Projects from the Viewpoints of Contribution to Community Empowerment, Japanese Journal of Evaluation Studies, 第7巻(第1号), 61-71, 200703

Publications such as books

  1. 2019/09, Japan's International Cooperation in Education: History and Future, Chapter 5 Capacity Development in Administration and School-based Management, International Cooperation, Educational Development, School-based Management, Educational Administration, University of Tokyo Press, 2019, 09, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 日本語, Nobuko Kayashima, Kazuo Kuroda, Miki Sugimura, Naoko Arakawa, Taeko Okitsu, Yasuo Saito, Kazuhiro Yoshida, Jun Kawaguchi, Shinichi Ishihara, Yoko Ishida, Shoko Yamada, Atsushi Tsujimoto, Yuki Shimazu, Yuto Kitamura, Takashi Miyake, Rie Koarai, Izuru Kimura, Hideki Maruyama, 978-4-13-051350-0, 448
  2. 2018/03, The survey on promoting planning and implementation of sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the republic of Indonesia, Global progress Formulation of targets and indicators Development of SDGs action plans Development of monitoring and evaluation mechanism, SDG indicator target action plan monitoring evaluation, 2018, 03, Report, Joint work, English
  3. 2018/03, The survey on promoting planning and implementation of sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the republic of Indonesia, 2018, 03, Report, Joint work, 日本語, 280
  4. 2017/07/15, How to learn about "Gaikoku (foreign countries)", 2017, Book(general), 日本語, 978-4-905055-47-1, 139
  5. 2016/03, MoFA 2015 Evaluation "Evaluation of Japan's Education Cooperation Policy 2011-2015", Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2016, 03, Report, Joint work
  6. 2015/06, JICA Basic Research: Factor Analysis of the Outcome of Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) Final Report, JICA, 2015, Report, Joint work, 日本語・英語, 228
  7. 2017, Ex-post Study on "The JICA Partnership Program", The ex-post study aimed to assess outcome, impact and sustainability of the projects implemented under the JICA Partnership Program (grass-roots program) and to obtain lessons and recommendations for the further project formulation/planning and implementation. The field data collection was conducted in Nepal, Cambodia and Philippines., Ex-post Evaluation, Grass-roots Program, International cooperation, JICA, 2017, March, Report, Joint work, 日本語, International Development Center of Japan, 150
  8. 2005/03, MoFA 2004 Evaluation "Evaluation of Japan's ODA Contribution to the Education-related MDG Goals", Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2005, Report, Joint work
  9. 2008/03, MoFA 2007 Evaluation "Evaluation of Japan's Basic Education for Growth Initiative (BEGIN)", Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2008, Report, Joint work
  10. 2011/09/01, Conflicts and International Cooperation, Review of JICA's projects for peace-building, 2011, Others, Joint work, 日本語, 978-4-86211-280-4, 126, 77-96
  11. 2014/01, Data Collection Survey on Japan's ODA in the Socialist Republicv of Vietnam Final Report, JICA, 2014, Report, Joint work, 日本語・英語
  12. 2011/02, Project Completion Report: The Support for Improvement of Primary School Management (SISM) Project in Nepal, JICA, 2011, Report, Joint work, 日本語・英語
  13. 2013/01, Study on Human Resources Development Projects in African Countries, JICA, 2013, Report, Joint work, 日本語・英語, 229
  14. 2008/03, Civil Society White Paper on Africa Development Policy: Strategic Suggestions to Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), 2008, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 4771018693
  15. 2009/03, Civil Society White Paper 2008 The Poor and International Cooperation in Africa, 2009, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 9784771019607;4771019607
  16. 2007/03, Civil Society White Paper on Africa Development Policy 2006: Africa Development and Civil Society, 2007, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 4771017360
  17. 2007/03, Evaluation of Education Improvement Projects from the Viewpoints of Contribution to Community Empowerment, 2007
  18. 2013/03, Basic Education Sector Analysis Report - Uganda, 2013, Report, Single work
  19. 2013/03, Basic Education Sector Analysis Report - Zambia, 2013, Report, Single work
  20. 2013/03, Basic Education Sector Analysis Report - Malawi, 2013, Report, Single work
  21. 2003/03, Final Report: Development Study of National School Mapping and Micro-Planning Component in Malawi, JICA, 2003, Report, Joint work
  22. 2005/03, Final Report: National Implementation of District Education Plans in Malawi, JICA, 2005, Report, Joint work
  23. 2005/03, JICA Evaluation Handbook for Basic Education Development, JICA, 2005, Report, Joint work
  24. 2005/03, JICA Project Research: Review of Completed Education Development Studies/Projects for Designing Future Education Development Projects, JICA, 2005, Report, Joint work
  25. 2001/03, Theory and Practical Use of Project Cycle Management (PCM) Method, 2001, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 4906687032
  26. 2006/03, Civil Society White Paper 2005: Beyond poverty and inequality, 2006, Scholarly Book, Joint work

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Gender Equality in Educational Development in Developing Countries, Yoko Ishida, 2019/03/02, Without Invitation, Japanese
  2. Understanding of the progress and concerns of international partnership (SDG17) from Voluntary National Review (VNR) Reports, Yoko Ishida, Annual Conference of Japan Evaluation Society, 2018/12/01, Without Invitation, Japanese, Japan Evaluation Society, Yokohama
  3. Learning from North-East Asia Development Cooperation Forum: Challenges and Concerns of ODA Evaluation in Korea, China and Russia, Yoko Ishida, Annual Conference of Japan Evaluation Society, 2018/12/01, Without Invitation, Japanese, Japan Evaluation Society, Yokohama
  4. Japan's ODA Evaluation and Evaluation Criteria, Yoko Ishida, North-East Asia Development Cooperation Forum 2018, 2018/09/14, With Invitation, English, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Seoul
  5. Progress of National Action Plan Preparation for SDGs Implementation and Monitoring/Evaluation: Case Study in Indonesia, Yoko Ishida, Annual Conference of Japan Evaluation Society, 2018/05/26, Without Invitation, Japanese, Japan Evaluation Society, Tokyo
  6. Teachers' motivation and professional identity in Japan, Yoko Ishida, 3rd Research Workshop for Professional Identity of Teachers: An International Comparison across Africa and Asia, 2018/03/26, Without Invitation, English, University of Pretoria CICE Asia-Africa University Dialogue, Pretoria, South Africa
  7. Efforts and Practices of Implementing SDGs in the Evaluation Context - the Case Study of Indonesia, Yoko Ishida, 15th ODA Evaluation Workshop, 2018/02/07, With Invitation, English, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan Government of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  8. Implication for Scaling up Lesson Study to Realize Sustainable, Inclusive Teacher Professional Development in Zambia, Yoko Ishida Peggy Mwanza, Yoko Ishida Luchembe Musonda Gift Masaiti Peggy Mwanza Peggy Msama, Sustainable and Inclusive System Model for Educational Improvement UNU-CICE Joint Symposium, 2018/01/09, Without Invitation, English, UN University CICE, Tokyo
  9. Resource Centers' effectiveness in implementing the inclusive education policy in Malawi: A miexed method case study, Yoko Ishida Dixie-Maluwa Banda, Yoko Ishida Dixie-Maluwa Banda Anderson Chikumbutso Moyo Chisomo Mgogo, Sustainable and Inclusive system Model for Educational Improvement UNU-CICE Joint symposium, 2018/01/09, Without Invitation, English, Tokyo
  10. Japanese Style Package of Disaster Risk Reduction (BOSAI) Education and SDGs Teaching Materials Focusing on Diversity/Inclusive Education, Yoko Ishida, Khagendra Subba, Bhim Kumar Shrestha, & Tomomi Yamane, EDUCA2017: The 10th Annual Congress for Teacher Professional Development, 2017/10/16, Without Invitation, Japanese, Government of Thailand, Bangkok
  11. How to bring SDGs into the national context and monitor the progress, Yoko ishida, 2017/05/20, Without Invitation, Japanese
  12. Pilot Project for Improving Safe Learning Environment through the Use of A Japanese Style Package of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Education: BOSAI for Fostering Children's Initiative in Nepal, Yoko Ishida, FY2016 EDU-Port Symnposium (MEXT), 2017/02, With Invitation, Japanese, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan, Tokyo
  13. Study on the Contribution of the Educational Development through Strengthening School Management to Effective Earthquake Recovery in Nepal, Yoko Ishida, National Conferenth of Japan Evaluation Society, 2016/11/27, Without Invitation, Japanese, Japan Evaluation society, Hiroshima University
  14. Educational development by international cooperation centers for education and their future issues and cooperation possibility, Kazuhiro Yoshida, Yoko Ishida, National Conference of Japan Evaluation Society, 2016/11/27, Without Invitation, Japanese, Japan Evaluation Society, Hiroshima University
  15. Model Development and Verification to Address Urban-rural Disparity by Strengthening Lesson Study Activities in Zambia, Yoko Ishida, Peggy Mwanza, Luchembe Musonda, Gift Masaiti, Peggy Msama, Knowledge Sharing Seminar for Development of Inclusive Education system for Learning Improvement, 2016/11/22, Without Invitation, English, CICE, Bandung, Indonesia
  16. Model Development Progress for Sustainable Special Needs Education in Malawi, Yoko Ishida, Dixie-Maluwa Banda, Anderson Chikumbutso Moyo, Chisomo Mgogo, Knowledge Sharing Seminar for Development of Inclusive Education System for Learning Improvement, 2016/11/22, Without Invitation, English, CICE, Bandung, Indonesia
  17. Learning from the policy-level evaluation of Japan's ODA contribution to education development, Yoko Ishida, Japan Evaluation Society: the 13th Spring Conference, 2016/05/28, Without Invitation, Japanese, Japan Evaluation Society, JICA Yokohama
  18. Progress of the Research on Effectiveness of Implementing and Institutionalizing the Lesson Study Policy in Zambia, Yoko Ishida, Peggy Mwanza, Yoko Ishida, Peggy Mwanza, CICE-UNESCO Joint Seminar "the Worldwide Finding Circulation Seminar for Learning Improvement for All " in Bangkok, Thailand, 2019/01/09, Without Invitation, English, CICE, Hiroshima University, Bangkok
  19. Technical Cooperation Approaches for Strengthening Framework of Implementaiton of SDGs, Yoko Ishida, Annual Conference of Japan Evaluation Society, 2019/05/25, Without Invitation, Japanese, Japan Evaluation Society, Tokyo
  20. Scenario Planning Workshop for Establishing an Independent Financial Institution, Yoko Ishida, Naonobu Minato, Ryokichi Hirono, Yoko Ishida, Naonobu Minato, Ryokichi Hirono, Annual Conference of Japan Evaluation Society, 2019/05/25, Without Invitation, Japanese, Japan Evaluation Society, Tokyo
  21. Historical background and Future of Japan's international cooperation in Education, Nobuko Kayashima, Kazuo Kuroda, Kazuhiro yoshida, Yoko Ishida, Yasuo Saito, Miki Sugimura, Hideki Maruyama, Yuki Shimazu, Atsushi Tsujimoto, Nobuko Kayashima, Kazuo Kuroda, Kazuhiro yoshida, Yoko Ishida, Yasuo Saito, Miki Sugimura, Hideki Maruyama, Yuki Shimazu, Atsushi Tsujimoto, Annual Conference of Japan Comparative Education Society, 2019/06/07, Without Invitation, Japanese, Japan Comparative Education Society, Tokyo
  22. How have the schools been overcoming difficulties in the recovery process in Nepal?, Yoko Ishida, Spring Annual Conference of Japan Society for International Development, 2019/06/15, Without Invitation, Japanese, Japan Society for International Development, Rikuzen Takata City, Iwate Prefecture
  23. Challenges in Localization of SDGs Indicators in Indonesia, Yoko Ishida, 20th National Conference of Japan Evaluation Society, 2019/12/07, Without Invitation, Japanese, Japan Evaluation Society, University of Kochi

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. KAKENHI(Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)), 2019, 2022
  2. KAKENHI, 2016, 2018
  3. EDU-Port Japan, Pilot Project for Improving Safe Learning Environment through the Use of A Japanese Style Package of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Education: BOSAI for Fostering Children's Initiative in Nepal, 2016/11, 2018/02
  4. ODA, Project for Strengthening SDGs Implementation System in Indonesia, 2018, 2020
  5. ODA Technical Cooperation, Ex-post Study on JICA Partnership Program, 2016/09, 2017/03
  6. ODA Technical Cooperation, Study on SDGs Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation in the Republic of Indonesia, 2016/11, 2018/03

Social Activities

History as Committee Members

  1. Director, 2017/10, The Japan Society for International Development
  2. Board Member, 2009/09, International Development Center
  3. RCC Broadcasting Corporation, 2017/04/01
  4. Board Member, 2017/06, Japan Evaluation Society
  5. Board Member, 2015/06, The Japan-Nepal Association
  6. Senior Board Member, 2015/06, Institute of Development Policy Studies
  7. Deputy Representative, 2004/12, 2009/03, TICAD Civil Society Forum (TCSF)
  8. Vice-Chairperson, 2018/12/01, 2020/11/30, Japan Evaluation Society
  9. Director, 2018/06/01, 2020/05/31, Japan Society for International Development
  10. Chairperson of Broadcasting Program Assessment, 2018/04/01, 2020/03/31, RCC Broadcasting Co., Ltd
  11. Director, 2018/06/01, 2020/05/31, International Development Center of Japan

Organizing Academic Conferences, etc.

  1. HU-USM Student forum 2015, 2015/11, 2015/11
  2. Knowledge Sharing Seminar in Chiangmai, 2015/11, 2015/11
  3. CICE Special Seminar, 2016/, 2016/
  4. Japan Education Forum XIII, 2016/, 2016/
  5. 17th Annual Conference of Japan Evaluation Society - International Session, 2016/11, 2016/11
  6. HU-USM Student Research Colloquium, 2016/12, 2016/12
  7. Japan Education Forum for Sustainable Development Goals, 2017/, 2017/
  8. CICE Round Table "Roles of Private Sector in Promoting Educational Development and International Cooperation, 2017/, 2017/
  9. CICE 20th Anniversary and Launching Ceremony of Hiroshima University's Initiative for Promoting Education SDGs, 2017/, 2017/
  10. Africa-Asia University Dialogue General Assembly, 2017/, 2017/
  11. EDU-Port Symposium, 2017/, 2017/

History as Peer Reviews of Academic Papers

  1. 2018, International Development Journal, Others, Peer Review, 1
  2. 2018, Journal of International Development and Cooperation, Others, Peer Review, 1