JICA has been supporting the REDD+ preparation and implementation at both national and provincial levels in Viet Nam with Dien Bien Province as a pilot province. The JICA support in REDD+ has gone through two major phases, namely planning and implementation phases. In the planning phase, JICA implemented the Study on Potential Forests and Land Related to Climate Change and Forests (/Web/Default.aspx?tab=project&zoneid=110&itemid=923&lang=en-US) (2009-2012) and the Dien Bien REDD+ Pilot Project (/Web/Default.aspx?tab=project&zoneid=110&itemid=632&lang=en-US) (2012-2013). The Dien Bien REDD+ Pilot Project formulated the Provincial REDD+ Action Plan (PRAP) for the province, which was eventually approved by the Dien Bien PPC in May 2014. For the implementation phase, two pilot communes were set in the province while the REDD+ Action Plans for these communes (C-RAPs) were also prepared. SUSFORM-NOW (Project for Sustainable Forest Management in the Northwest Watershed Area) has taken over all the outputs from the Dien Bien REDD+ Pilot Project and has been implementing PRAP and C-RAPs in the province. Through the pilot REDD+ implementation in Dien Bien and the participation to national and regional discussions, JICA is contributing to advancement of REDD+ at both national and provincial levels.