Japan Special Fund and Japanese Trust Fund for Consultancy Services Annual Report 2000
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
This Annual Report details the activities of the Japanese Special Fund and the Japanese Trust Fund for Consultancy Services for 2000. In 1988 the Government of Japan (GoJ) created the Japan Special Fund (JSF) to provide financial assistance for the Bank's technical cooperation (TC) activities in the Latin American and Caribbean region. The Japan Special Fund (JSF) is the largest active trust fund at the IDB and the single most significant source of flexible, untied, external funding for IDB technical cooperation activities. The GoJ created the Japanese Trust Fund for Consultancy Services (JCF) in 1995. The JCF has become the largest of the 28 smaller funds established within the TC funds program managed by the Bank. The principal sectors of JCF financing are infrastructure and environment. Demand for project funding through the JSF and JCF remained strong in the year 2000, across all sectors and countries supported. A total of 21 projects, for US$11.5 million, were approved by IDB by year's end.