Japan established the JFPR in May 2000 to provide grants for projects supporting poverty reduction and related social development activities that can add value to projects financed by ADB. In 2010, the JFPR expanded its scope of grant assistance to provide technical assistance grants in addition to project grants.
Priority is placed on the poorest and most vulnerable groups living in destitution in ADB developing member countries (DMCs), primarily on innovative programs designed or implemented by local communities or NGOs which contribute to the achievement of Millennium Development Goals especially in health and education,
The grants are intended to focus on activities which
All ADB DMCs are eligible for JFPR grants.
Japan supports this fund. As of 31 December 2011, the total JFPR funds made available totaled about $504.3 million. ADB had approved 145 grant projects ($370.5 million equivalent) and 77 technical assistance projects ($89.8 million equivalent).
|DMC/JFPR No.||Title||Grant($million)||ADB Approval|
|9165||Community-Based Irrigation Rehabilitation and Development||10.50||6 July 2012|
|9167||Enhanced Agricultural Value Chains for Sustainable Livelihoods||18.50||19 September 2012|
|9168||Livelihood Improvement for River Erosion Victims in Assam||2.50||5 October 2012|
|9164||Establishment of Climate-Resilient Rural Livelihoods||2.50||6 August 2012|
|9161||Enhancing Access to Quality Early Childhood Education Services for Children in Poor Communities in the Philippines||1.50||20 February 2012|
|9162||Promoting Partnerships and Innovation in Poor and Underserved Communities||1.50||9 April 2012|
|Papua New Guinea|
|9163||Improved Energy Access for Rural Communities||2.50||19 April 2012|
|9166||Community Sanitation Project||2.00||31 July 2012|
|Total Approvals in 2012||41.00||8 Projects|