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
Pardoning historic personalities J: Unconfirmed strategies
Abstaining from participation in the international monetary system G: Very Specific strategies
Moderating experts G: Very Specific strategies
Advancing computer simulation D: Detailed strategies
Disputing advice and expertise E: Emanations of other strategies
Refusing to vote F: Exceptional strategies
Deskilling A: Abstract fundamental strategies
Studying criminal use of science G: Very Specific strategies
Threatening aircraft safety G: Very Specific strategies
Suppressing evidence G: Very Specific strategies
Projecting corporate concerns J: Unconfirmed strategies
Using euphemisms G: Very Specific strategies
Developing basic literacy reading materials G: Very Specific strategies
Using leeches for microsurgery G: Very Specific strategies
Boycotting D: Detailed strategies
Providing contact with governmental agencies G: Very Specific strategies
Preserving technical skills by society G: Very Specific strategies
Speculating on property G: Very Specific strategies
Improving materials G: Very Specific strategies
Controlling animal diseases E: Emanations of other strategies
Strengthening island information systems G: Very Specific strategies
Providing training about high seas resource assessment E: Emanations of other strategies
Nationalizing A: Abstract fundamental strategies
Encouraging commercial banks to participate in debt and debt-service reductions G: Very Specific strategies
Assisting children with AIDS D: Detailed strategies
Developing accessible learning resources G: Very Specific strategies
Reporting truthfully E: Emanations of other strategies
Initiating tourist trade catering G: Very Specific strategies
Overriding self interest G: Very Specific strategies
Studying animal vectors of disease G: Very Specific strategies
Providing basic mechanical skills G: Very Specific strategies
Executing A: Abstract fundamental strategies
Improving regulation of restrictive business practices in service industries G: Very Specific strategies
Issuing social imperative F: Exceptional strategies
Avoiding pain F: Exceptional strategies
Demanding formless to be formed J: Unconfirmed strategies
Improving health programmes to reduce infant mortality E: Emanations of other strategies
Reducing A: Abstract fundamental strategies
Structuring care of workers C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Restricting telecommunications facilities within countries J: Unconfirmed strategies
Caring for the handicapped D: Detailed strategies
Conducting amateur surfing competitions G: Very Specific strategies
Researching forest economics G: Very Specific strategies
Exposing elitist justice G: Very Specific strategies
Operating A: Abstract fundamental strategies
Aiding unification G: Very Specific strategies
Providing loans to the transportation sector D: Detailed strategies
Establishing environmental training programmes to meet needs of special groups E: Emanations of other strategies
Intercepting internet communication E: Emanations of other strategies
Immolating the will J: Unconfirmed strategies