The current urbanization in developing countries is expected to continue in the future. While urbanization can bring about development and diversification of the urban economy, challenges surrounding urban areas are also emerging, such as widening income gaps, alteration of social structure and occurrence of disasters induced by climate change. In this context, development assistance is required to keep the sound urban environment and to facilitate efficient transportation of people, commodities, and information. To address these issues, we believe services and solutions that make use of Japan’s knowledge, and experiences will play significant roles; such services include the development of Smart Cities using advanced technology, community development that involves local people and companies, provision of a solution to issues related to an aging society and many others.
In efforts to support developing countries, consistent assistance is required for the formulation and crystallization of plans as well as operation and maintenance of infrastructure. Additionally, it is essential to develop human resource who can continuously uphold it. The IDCJ provides appropriate services and solutions responsive to the conditions of the developing countries involved. These include the formulation of master plans related to urban development, transportation, and logistics, as well as feasibility studies, technical transfer, capacity building, among others. Correspondingly, to support the sustainable development of society, the IDCJ carries out many projects in the field focused on environmental conservation.