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《China Population, Resources and Environment》 1996-01
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THE LATEST INDEX SYSTEM TO MEASURE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Wang Haiyan (Institute of Policy &.Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences)  
The paper consists of four parts: 1. summary of indicators to measure sustainable development in recent five years; 2. the latest index developed by World Bank; 3. a new reak of nations as well as regions according to the national wealth estimated by World Bank in 1995; 4. discussion of World Bank's new system. The World Bank is in the process of developing a new index that measures the wealth of nations by integrating economic, social and environmental factors. Specifically, for the first time, the Bank provides a three-dimensional picture of the wealth of nations as well as regions of the world, rather than the limited, one-dimensional model we have all used until now. By focusing on wealth and "genuine Saving", World Bank is putting into action the concept of sustainable development, and it can be used to monitor dynamically the change of national sustainability. The author has also summed up five advantages and two disadvantages of the Bank's new system.
【CateGory Index】: F831
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