Donor Agencies / Related Organisations and Programmes

In this section, you can find information regarding the current financial and project schemes for various donor agencies and information from related organisations.
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Name Description Page
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) JICA is responsible for the technical cooperation aspect of Japan's ODA programs. Technical cooperation aims at the transfer of technology and knowledge that can serve the socioeconomic development of developing countries. JICA carries out a variety of programs to support the nation building of developing countries through such technical cooperation. JICA technical cooperation schemes
Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) The purpose of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation shall be to contribute to the sound development of Japan and the international economy and community through lending and other financial operations; for the promotion of Japanese exports, imports or Japanese economic activities overseas; for the stability of international financial order; and for economic and social development or economic stability in developing areas; in accordance with the principle that it shall not compete with commercial financial institutions.
JBIC financial products
World Bank The World Bank is the world's largest source of development assistance, providing nearly $16 billion in loans annually to its client countries. It uses its financial resources, highly trained staff, and extensive knowledge base to help each developing country onto a path of stable, sustainable, and equitable growth in the fight against poverty. World Bank projects and operations
Asian Development Bank ADB's principal goal is to reduce poverty. Its related objectives are to foster economic growth, support human development, improve the status of women, and protect the environment. ADB's principal tools are loans and technical assistance, which it provides to governments for specific projects and programs. ADB's lending volume in 1999 was US$5 billion. Technical assistance grants, amounting to US$173 million in 1999, are provided for preparing and executing projects and supporting advisory activities. ADB projects
United Nations Centre for Regional Development UNCRD conducts research and training in local and regional development targeting developing and transitional economies. The Centre's programmes are focused on socially and environmentally sustainable development. Research themes cover human security, environment, and disaster management which serve as guides for the Centre's training and research activities. UNCRD environmental projects and activities
UN-HABITAT The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable town and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. UNHABITAT's programmes
UNEP-IETC IETC promotes and implements environmentally sound technologies (ESTs), including management systems, for disaster prevention, production and consumption and water and sanitation. --
CITYNET CITYNET is a Network of Local Authorities that Promotes Sustainable Urban Improvement Initiatives in the Asia-Pacific CITYNET's training programmes
APFED Officially launched at ECO ASIA 2001 in October 2001, the Asia-Pacific Forum for Environment and Development (APFED) aims to address critical issues facing Asia and the Pacific region and to propose a new model for equitable and sustainable development in the region. APFED Awards for Good Practices
APFED Showcase Projects
CAI Asia The Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) promotes and demonstrates innovative ways to improve the air quality of Asian cities through partnerships and sharing experiences. CAI Asia activities
Seoul Initiative Network on Green Growth The Seoul Initiative Network on Green Growth (SINGG) provides a regional cooperation framework for Green Growth, taking into account the economic, social, cultural and geographical features of the region. It also provides a framework for policy consultations, capacity-building and networking for the promotion of Green Growth at the regional level. SINGG
Sustainable Urban Transport Project Asia (SUTP-Asia) SUTP-Asia is a partnership between the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) and CITYNET, which aims to help developing cities to achieve their sustainable transport goals, though the dissemination of information about international experience and targeted work with particular cities. SUTP-Asia

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific


Environment Section
Environment and Sustainable Development Division
United Nations Building, Rajdamnern Avenue
Bangkok 10200 Thailand
Email: escap-esdd-evs@un.org

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies


Kitakyushu Initiative Network Secretariat
3-9-30 Asano, Kokurakita-ku
Kitakyushu City 802-0001 Japan
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