Japan Special Fund and Japanese Trust Fund for Consultancy Services Annual Report 2006
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This Annual Report details the activities of the Japanese Trusts Funds for 2006. The Japanese Trust Funds support five distinct programs: the Japan Special Fund (JSF); the Japanese Trust Fund for Consultancy Services (JCF); the Japan Poverty Reduction Program (JPO); the IDB/Japan Program; and the Japan-IDB Scholarship Program. The year 2006 was an outstanding period for the Japanese Trust Funds (JTF) to meet the high volume of various development needs in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Region. In 2006, the Bank approved 58 projects for a total of US$17.6 million, financed by all subprograms of the Japanese Trust Funds (JSF, JCF, and JPO). Overall in 2006, the Japanese Trust Funds supported the social sector most heavily, with resources allocated to social investment, education, health, support of indigenous groups, and other subsectors.