Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction: Annual Report 2012 | Asian Development Bank

Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction: Annual Report 2012

Institutional Document | December 2013

The 2012 Annual Report of the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) presents the background and rationale, implementation progress, and achievements of the JFPR. It is the 12th such report and covers the period 1 January-31 December 2012.

The JFPR was established in May 2000 and provides direct grant assistance to the poorest and most vulnerable groups in developing members of ADB while fostering long-term social and economic development. The grants target poverty reduction initiatives with the direct participation of nongovernment organizations, community groups, and civil society.

Project Grants

As in previous years, the JFPR grant policy guidelines for 2012 stressed that JFPR grants should complement ADB-financed operations and programs compatible with the development objectives of the country support strategy or program, national poverty reduction strategy or paper, poverty partnership agreement, or poverty reduction elements of the sector strategies.

Technical Assistance

The emphasis of the 2012 technical assistance program was on capacity development, and policy and advisory technical assistance, as well as project preparatory technical assistance projects.

Commitments and Financial Status

By 31 December 2012, the JFPR had committed a total of $413.5 million for 154 grants and $110.6 million for 111 technical assistance projects. Of these amounts, $409.0 million for 152 grants and $97.0 million for 97 technical assistance projects were outstanding, i.e., letters of agreement had been signed and had become effective.


  • Background
  • Overview of Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction Operations in 2012 
  • Activities for 2013
  • Appendixes