What is a foreign-assisted project?

A foreign-assisted project, sometimes referred to as Official Development Assistance (ODA) project, is a project partly or wholly funded from foreign sources either through soft loans or grants (financial or in-kind), or a combination thereof, on the basis of a loan or grant agreement, Memorandum of Understanding, Note Verbale, or similar contracts/ instruments entered into by the Government of the Philippines (GOP) with a foreign financing or donor institution or country.

What is an Official Development Assistance (ODA)?

An Official Development Assistance (ODA) refers to foreign-aid coming from official sources (such as government agencies and instrumentalities) and primarily intended to promote the economic and social development of recipient countries.

What are the types of foreign assistance?

  • Loans: carries terms such as long maturities & interest rates (improve definition, refer to NEDA); and
  • Grants: these are types of assistance that do not have to be repaid and usually comes in the form of technical assistance such as advisory services, capacity building or pre-investment studies.

How can we avail of such assistance (i.e., requirements, procedures)?

 Each of the funding agencies has its own priorities and requirements. Please refer to the list of donor agencies to visit their websites.

Who are the qualified proponents?

The following may propose or implement special projects:

  • Units or Offices in the Central Office, including Bureaus and attached Agencies of DENR;
  • Units or Offices at the DENR Regional/Provincial/Community office;
  • Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) duly accredited by DENR, private institutions/organizations, Local Government Units, and Academic institutions.

Whom can we contact for assistance in the preparation of project proposals?

See Contact Us in the home page to contact an official.

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