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Building Strong and Prosperous Communities

Development Pillars / Human Development / Building Strong and Prosperous Communities

Pillar Objectives

The quality of the places in which Libyans live impacts all aspects of life. It is essential that urban areas are built based on sound urban design principles to ensure our communities are safe, well connected, adaptable, environmentally sustainable, and planned in consultation with local residents. Good urban design is essential for communities that can create social and economic value. Attention must be given to providing all of Libya’s communities with basic infrastructure and services such as safe drinking water, waste disposal, public transport, telecommunications, health and education facilities, and recreational outlets. Well designed and managed communal spaces, such as parks and gardens for recreational purposes, are also essential for communities to grow by creating a sense of belonging and promoting social cohesion.

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Preserving Our Natural Environment

Transformation Projects for Building Strong and Prosperous Communities

Transformation Project Profile

The power and water sectors in Libya suffer from poor management, lack of security, and high demand during peak seasons. A cohesive strategy to address these issues must be developed to ensure consistent supplies to local communities and develop risk management strategies to increase resiliency.


Transformation Project Objective

  • Secure electrical and water supply sources, stations, and lines to ensure sufficient capacity at all times
  • Implement resiliency measures to prevent sudden outages
  • Reduce the cost of generating electricity and pumping water from reservoirs by improving service quality and efficiency of utilities

Transformation Project Profile

ICT is a major contributor to economic growth and social development. Increased investment in ICT can fuel economic growth, create jobs, enhance public service delivery, and improve education. Supporting the development of the ICT sector will require an updated regulatory framework, quality infrastructure that is accessible and affordable, and developing the skills and awareness needed for digital inclusion.


Transformation Project Objective

  • Support existing efforts to develop an ICT master plan to encourage investment in developing the ICT sector and rebuilding infrastructure
  • Develop possible options for telecommunication and ICT market liberalization
  • Implement the e-Libya initiative, an open government initiative that is currently being considered in Libya
  • Establish nationwide programs to increase accessibility and reduce the costs of ICT connectivity to rural populations

Transformation Project Profile

Libya is a water-scarce nation in which careful consideration must be made when planning developments to ensure water supplies are not adversely affected. In urban areas, groundwater supplies are highly susceptible to contamination through improper disposal of solid and liquid wastes. New developments should be subjected to minimum water use efficiency standards and have proper wastewater treatment facilities.


Transformation Project Objective

  • Minimize water use and prevent the water-intensive industry from entering water-scarce regions
  • Prevent the release of untreated wastewater into the watershed
  • Ensure that maximum efficiency processes are utilized such as wastewater recovery and recycling

Transformation Project Profile

Urban centers in Libya have suffered from rapid population growth, pollution, economic stagnation, and failing infrastructure. Local governments must take an increased role in designing environmentally sustainable communities that provide residents with affordable housing, safe drinking water, sanitary waste disposal, efficient public transport, telecommunications, health and education facilities, and well managed communal spaces.


Transformation Project Objective

  • Improve the energy efficiency of buildings
  • Reduce air pollution through improved traffic flow
  • Provide urban public spaces for collaboration and recreational activities
  • Develop affordable housing