Toward Sustainable and Inclusive City Development

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New City Partnership Program

Wednesday, July 1, 4:30pm-6:00pm
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The World Bank Group (WBG) and the Government of Japan have been collaborating since 2004 in delivering knowledge, learning and capacity building services through the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC), drawing on expertise from various institutions and partners in Japan. TDLC will launch its new operational phase “Phase 3” on July 1, 2015, after completing the renovation of information and communications technology facilities. Key features of the Phase 3 will include closer links to and integration with WBG’s operational programs.

In recognition of the important role of cities as engines of economic growth and of the world-class and often unique experience offered by a number of Japanese cities, the World Bank plans to extend its collaboration through the TDLC partnership to the city and municipal level. Through a new City Partnership Program, the WBG will collaborate with selected cities in Japan to document and share good practices and solutions for sustainable and inclusive development. The WBG will also facilitate and support provision of advice and technical assistance, drawing on expertise from Japanese cities, to help its clients address challenges of inclusive and sustainable urban development.

You are cordially invited to a seminar at TDLC to learn about experiences from the WBG and Japan in delivering capacity building services and fostering partnerships to support economic and social development in low and middle income countries. The seminar will also provide an opportunity for sharing knowledge about the key policy, infrastructure and institutional/capacity building challenges facing cities in developing countries and on avenues for collaboration.


Wednesday, July 1, 4:30pm-6:00pm




The World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center


Barjor Mehta, Global Lead on Municipal Management, Governance and Finance
Victor Vergara, Lead Urban Specialist


Yasusuke Tsukagoshi, Special Representative, Japan, World Bank Group
Tadashi Yokoyama, Director of the Development Institutions Division, International Bureau, Ministry of Finance


Shinichi Fukunaga, Director, International Affairs Office, General Affairs Division City Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
Toshiyuki Iwama, Technical Advisor to the Director General, Infrastructure and Peacebuilding Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency


Philip Karp, Principal Knowledge Management Officer


English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)


The event is free, but requires registration before the event.

To attend, please register online by clicking here.

Alternatively, you can register through the World Bank Tokyo website.
As seating is limited, registration will be on a first come, first served basis.


World Bank Tokyo Office
Phone: 03-3597-6650





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