Date of effectiveness: 05.2000
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.
The grants are intended to focus on activities which -
- respond directly to the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable groups through new and innovative methods;
- support initiatives that lead to rapid, demonstrable benefits with positive prospects of developing into sustainable activities; or
- build ownership, capacity, empowerment, and participation of local communities, NGOs, and other civil society groups to facilitate their involvement in projects financed by ADB.