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Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC)

About Us

Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) is a program of the World Bank, founded in 2004 under a partnership between the World Bank and the Japanese government and managed under the Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice, a unit of the Bank specializing in urban development. 

TDLC serves as a leading global knowledge hub with a mission to identify Japanese and global best practices, generate new insights, and share actionable solutions to maximize the impact of World Bank–financed urban development projects in developing countries.



Located in Tokyo, TDLC collaborates closely with Japanese and global urban experts in a variety of sectors, as well as with city practitioners, World Bank client countries and respective Bank staff through joint research, knowledge exchange, and project-level engagements. 


Donor:  Ministry of Finance, Japan


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