The Japan Special Fund (JSF) was established in 1988. The JSF supports ADB's technical assistance program with untied grants that ADB administers. It helps ADB developing member countries (DMCs) restructure their economies in response to the changing global environment, broaden their opportunities for new investment, and prepare loan projects.
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The Japan Special Fund supports project preparatory, capacity development, policy and advisory, and research and development technical assistance.
All ADB DMCs are eligible for JSF grants.
As of 31 December 2010, Japan’s cumulative contribution to the fund since its inception in 1988 amounted to ¥112.9 billion ($973.7 million equivalent).