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World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC)

TDLC is a program of the World Bank launched in 2004 in partnership with the Government of Japan. TDLC serves as a global knowledge hub that operationalizes Japanese and global urban development knowledge, insights, and technical expertise to maximize the impact of World Bank-financed urban development projects in developing countries.

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Core Activities

TDLC operates through four core activities - Technical Deep Dives (TDDs), Operational Support, Publications, and the City Partnership Program (CPP) - which are all integrated to respond to the needs of World Bank projects in developing countries. 

TDD participants discussing with speakers from Kyoto at Creative Cities TDD

Technical Deep Dives

Accelerating knowledge and action planning via TDLC’s signature week-long program.

The World Bank specialist facilitates a word cloud activity on spatial planning during the TOD-Urbanscapes TDD

Research and Publications

Driving research on key urban development topics and distilling local and global insights.

Residents of Barranquilla creating sketches during the Urban Design Sketchbook Workshop

Operational Support

Delivering customized technical and advisory support as a follow-up to TDDs.

The participants of TDD visiting Kitakyushu, Japan for site visit

City Partnership Program

Leveraging leading Japanese cities’ expertise and best practices via collaboration activities.

Japan-World Bank Program for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management in Developing Countries

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World Bank - Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC)
Fukoku Seimei Bldg. 14F
2-2-2 Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0011, Japan
Tel :+81-(0)3-3597-1333
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