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Case study

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) promotes climate change-related projects through program loans

In 2008, JICA introduced the Climate Change Program Loans (CCPL), a scheme to facilitate the implementation of climate change policies through financial and technical assistance for developing countries in alignment with their national development policies and strategies.
Key points
  • CCPL offers a framework for high-level political dialogue among the relevant authorities of partner countries and the donors.
  • CCPL is effective in avoiding duplications among donor’s assistance, and brings concerted supports by donors.
  • Despite these advantages, CCPL has some challenges to overcome. It has not been easy to secure commitments from sectorial ministries especially at the initial stage, due to insufficient awareness of CCPL and a lack of incentives for these ministries.