Global Strategies & Solutions

Over the ages humans have recognised problems they face, and have devised and implemented solutions and strategies to overcome them. But what was the problem and logic behind these strategies, how were they implemented, and what were their outcomes - positive or negative, deliberate or unintended? The Global Strategies and Solutions section of the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is an ongoing attempt to record and map the relationships between any strategies and solutions that humanity actually or potentially uses, in the hopes that a better overall understanding of which would greatly enhance our ability to formulate effective strategies to global problems.

The Global Strategies and Solutions section details this problem and over 32,000 others and the 280,000 relationships between them - from Awarding prizes, Breaking down cultural isolation and Campaigning, to Wishing and Using witchcraft. The strategies presented are those recognized by over 69,000 international organizations including IGOs, NGOs and other bodies (profiled in the Yearbook of International Organizations). Some strategies may be recognized by many organizations, others may only be recognized by loose networks, movements or isolated groups of experts.

Strategy Strategy Type
Providing security assurances for non-nuclear weapon states C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Forestalling ominous events F: Exceptional strategies
Focusing intellectual curiosity F: Exceptional strategies
Actualizing in corporate form F: Exceptional strategies
Abstaining from the future F: Exceptional strategies
Animating A: Abstract fundamental strategies
Relieving paralyzing complexity of urban structures E: Emanations of other strategies
Valuing children B: Basic universal strategies
Maintaining minimal consumption requirements F: Exceptional strategies
Agreeing not to shell civilians G: Very Specific strategies
Using social discrimination B: Basic universal strategies
Decreasing agricultural growth F: Exceptional strategies
Being narcissistic G: Very Specific strategies
Developing higher states of consciousness F: Exceptional strategies
Restricting information F: Exceptional strategies
Segregating races D: Detailed strategies
Reducing limitations E: Emanations of other strategies
Reducing agricultural diversification costs G: Very Specific strategies
Supporting terrorism C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Breeding A: Abstract fundamental strategies
Requiring perfection F: Exceptional strategies
Withholding membership payments to intergovernmental organizations G: Very Specific strategies
Contracting A: Abstract fundamental strategies
Feeling inferior A: Abstract fundamental strategies
Abstaining from economic liberty F: Exceptional strategies
Abstaining from funding for infrastructure G: Very Specific strategies
Undermining insect resistance to insecticides G: Very Specific strategies
Exposing bureaucratic cover-ups G: Very Specific strategies
Authorizing religion F: Exceptional strategies
Distorting maps F: Exceptional strategies
Questioning unconventional lifestyles F: Exceptional strategies
Reducing public land ownership G: Very Specific strategies
Corrupting souls F: Exceptional strategies
Giving legal advice D: Detailed strategies
Abstaining from response to monetary incentives F: Exceptional strategies
Incorporating new understandings B: Basic universal strategies
Regionalizing human rights tribunals G: Very Specific strategies
Reducing high risk quantitative investments G: Very Specific strategies
Achieving gender equality E: Emanations of other strategies
Collecting data B: Basic universal strategies
Denying parental affiliation F: Exceptional strategies
Exploiting international disparity in the consumption of resources F: Exceptional strategies
Using secret imprisonment G: Very Specific strategies
Making excuses B: Basic universal strategies
Being assertive B: Basic universal strategies
Suppressing moral liberty F: Exceptional strategies
War veteran R: Strategy roles
Banning tobacco sales to children D: Detailed strategies
Providing physical security for refugees and asylum-seekers E: Emanations of other strategies
Restricting domestic markets F: Exceptional strategies