Introducing our new Sustainable Communities blog series


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Making sure that villages, cities, but also countries and societies at large can grow in a sustainable way will be key to achieving the World Bank’s twin goals of eliminating poverty and boosting shared prosperity. This new blog series on “Sustainable Communities” will provide a platform for our experts to explore the multiple aspects of sustainability – environmental, social, economic, and discuss what concrete solutions can be implemented to pave the way for a brighter, more sustainable future.



Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez

Former Regional Director, Africa, Sustainable Development Practice Group

hari bagindo pasariboe
October 29, 2015

National Statistics Office of Indonesia (So called BPS or Badan Pusat Statistik)annually published Indicator of Sustainable Development since 2002 as an instrument to measure progress of national development.
Sustainable development are multi facet and multi dimension along with their complex interactions are hardly to comprehend. Understanding the inter-relation and the "caused and effect" of social, economics, environments and institution will give deeper understanding and insight to overcome future problems.
The momentum of sustainable development need to be supported with the best method applied, best man and best machine available.
warmest regard
Hari bagindo pasariboe

Jorge Llanos
January 31, 2018

I agree with the idea to eliminate poverty by 2030 and really hope that through the endurance & effort of the World Bank we can attain such a goal. Poverty does bear witness as a natural condition but namely as a condition due to ignorance & illiteracy. If these two conditions are met to be eliminated then poverty levels as we know them today will reach a low On the other side of the condition it is inerrant in humans to receive birth with certain conditions that prevent them to be more enthusiastic than others regarding their personal goals, therefore, how can poverty be eliminated under these symptoms?
Therefore, it is a psychological aspect more than an economic factor or physical condition although I praise your effort through creating teaching methods for these people.

Nova Camahalan
February 01, 2018

Thanks so much for this article. Please include me in your email
On this Urban Development Planning.
Thank you very much.
Nova Camahalan
Manila Philippines

Maria-Lorena Nunez
February 26, 2018

Thank you for the guidance on many questions I had about the role of cities in sustainability. To be drivers of change and balance the evolution of a sustainable community requires an economic development, equity, and environmental principles.
Thank you Very much.

Jared Alfayo
September 10, 2021

Sustainable Communities is an essential element in eradicating poverty.

Cathy Watson
September 08, 2021

Great blogs. I’d like to write one about city regreening in East Africa and a new pivot toward urban green space. We see it in all the East African capitals. I work for the tree focused centers of the CGIAR - CIFOR and ICRAF.