Japan Special Fund Poverty Reduction Program (JPO)
Projects will receive funding between $300,000 and $750,000. The Call for Proposals will open to send applications on June 10th at 3 pm Washington, D.C. Time
The Japan Special Fund Poverty Reduction Program (JPO), established in 2001 with US$30 million and replenished with US$22.5 million in 2011, provides non-reimbursable financial resources for Technical Cooperation (TC) operations and supports poverty alleviation activities impacting low-income and vulnerable populations.
The IDB-JPO has a proven track record in implementing community-based development projects in a number of sectors, in numerous countries, and with many local community development organizations. Since 2001, the IDB-JPO has funded over 145 projects for approximately US$50 million.
The Call for Proposals for Civil Society Organizations is specifically related to the IDB-JPO’s Community Based Program. The goal of the CFP is to select and finance innovative, community-based grassroots development projects that have a direct impact on low-income communities and vulnerable groups. As a rule, the JPO requires Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) as executing agencies because of their expertise and capacity to carry out community-based projects.