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Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC)

Operation Support

TDLC supports operational projects and facilitates delivery of knowledge via capacity-building and advisory services, particularly on a just-in-time basis, for the World Bank.  TDLC’s networking and connectivity capacity is used to transform traditional (and often “one-off”) modes of technical assistance and advisory services into more programmatic and sustained approaches, particularly regarding expertise from Japan.

​The World Bank makes use of operational linkages both at the upstream stage, using TDLC Programs to help identify new business opportunities for the World Bank, Government of Japan, and Japanese private sector at the project design and implementation stages.  The TDDs in particular are designed to develop operational engagement opportunities through Client Action Plans devolved as part of each Deep Dive.


Voices from local staskeholders
“We’re finding out that a lot of what we want is also what they want, we have that confidence – this encouragement means a lot to us. It’s all about participatory planning.” (Panama City Official)



Mobilizing Japanese expertise for the most complex urban challenges

Yuko Arai talks about Romania's urban development challenges and lessons from Japanese cities including Osaka, Yokohama and Toyama.

TDLC Operation Support Team
Haruka Imoto (Ms.)

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