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From the Field
Tokyo Metro and others cooperate in railway personnel development: Utilizing Japan's railway expertise to solve traffic issues in Manila, Philippines


December 13, 2019
“It was impressive to see the station staff keeping a careful eye on the safety of the passengers,” and “it was very educational to see the staff promptly guiding passengers on crowded platforms,” said a Philippine’s Department of Transportation personnel, who was enamored by Japan’s railway expertise while undergoing training at station platform and operation office of the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line.

From the Field
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics is awarded to development economists: How JICA utilizes their evidence and methodologies


December 6, 2019
The 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics was awarded to Professor Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and Professor Ester Duflo, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Professor Michael Robert Kremer of Harvard University. Professor Banerjee and his colleagues won the award because they conducted innovative research based on field experiments to verify the effectiveness of policies towards alleviating poverty in developing countries.

From the Field
Regional cooperation to protect countries from cyclones! Seven Southeast Africa and Indian Ocean countries launch “Disaster Risk Reduction Management Platform”


December 4, 2019
In summer 2019, the “Disaster Risk Reduction Management Platform (DRRMP)” was officially launched by three Southeast Africa countries and four Southwest Indian Ocean countries. It is expected to become an “unprecedented disaster prevention network infrastructure connecting Southeast Africa and the Southwestern Indian Ocean countries.”


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    JICA's World (October 2019)

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