JICA Partnership Program (JPP) is the grass-root technical cooperation program implemented by JICA to contribute to both social and economic development of developing countries at the grass-root level in collaboration with "Partners in Japan," such as Japanese NGOs, Japanese local governments, Japanese universities, and public corporations. Under JPP, accumulated knowledge and experience of these Partners in Japan will be utilized in support activities, to bring direct benefit to local people of developing countries.
Partners in Japan will submit project proposals to JICA and chosen projects will have JICA's support and cooperation in implementing activities as planned and approved.
As of April 2018, JPP projects have been implemented in 91 countries all over the world where acceptance of JPP has been approved and JICA overseas offices or JICA/JOCV offices are in place, and helped with improving living quality of people in these countries.
JPP has three main objectives as follows:
Depending on the scope of proposal and experience of submitting Partner in Japan in international development activities, budget of each project varies from 10 million Yen to 100 million Yen, while the maximum implementation period is 5 years.
Since 2002, JICA Vietnam has implemented 123 projects (as of April 2018) to improve water supply and drainage system, strengthen disaster prevention capability, establish environmental management system, support rural development, health care, human resource development in supporting industries, etc.