The JICA Partnership Program (JPP) is a grass-root technical cooperation program implemented by JICA to contribute to the social and economic development of developing countries at the grass-roots level in collaboration with "Partners in Japan," such as Japanese NGOs, Japanese local governments, Japanese universities, and public corporations, to utilize their accumulated knowledge and experience in assistance activities with the objective of bringing direct benefits to the local people of developing countries.
The program is implemented based on proposals submitted by the Japanese Partners. The target countries are those that have approved the acceptance of JPP and where JICA overseas offices or JICA/JOCV offices are in place. (91 countries, as of Apr 2017)
The main objectives of JPP are as follows:
JPP projects consist of three schemes: Partner Type, in which organizations with a certain level of experience in developing countries utilize their experience and skills; Support Type, in which projects are carried out by organizations with less experience in developing countries; and Local Government Type, in which local government entities play a central role and utilize their knowhow accumulated in their localities.
Since 2002, JICA Vietnam has implemented 113 projects (as of June 2017) for the purpose of improvement of water supply and drainage system, strengthening of disaster prevention capability, rural development, supporting health care, establishing environmental management system, training for supporting industries, etc.