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
Using composting toilets G: Very Specific strategies
Ensuring project plans include indigenous practices E: Emanations of other strategies
Promoting diabetes research G: Very Specific strategies
Stabilizing production of food and live animals G: Very Specific strategies
Requiring use of resources J: Unconfirmed strategies
Reporting problems G: Very Specific strategies
Reporting on accidental releases of radioactive materials E: Emanations of other strategies
Externalizing debt G: Very Specific strategies
Creating equitable trading arrangements E: Emanations of other strategies
Limiting technical innovation E: Emanations of other strategies
Advisor R: Strategy roles
Providing sustainable water resource planning E: Emanations of other strategies
Decreasing skilled expertise G: Very Specific strategies
Adhering to international law J: Unconfirmed strategies
Applying energy taxes D: Detailed strategies
Lessening A: Abstract fundamental strategies
Achieving academic excellence K: Provisional strategies
Increasing balanced growth G: Very Specific strategies
Analysing little known languages G: Very Specific strategies
Processing native timber resource G: Very Specific strategies
Forecasting hazards E: Emanations of other strategies
Facilitating sexual rights for plants E: Emanations of other strategies
Advancing thermal sciences G: Very Specific strategies
Providing regional data bank E: Emanations of other strategies
Developing creative individual abilities J: Unconfirmed strategies
Creating voluntary service corps G: Very Specific strategies
Destroying pests of wood G: Very Specific strategies
Conserving butterflies D: Detailed strategies
Overcoming discrimination against mentally disabled G: Very Specific strategies
Mitigating industrial explosions G: Very Specific strategies
Promoting local self-governance E: Emanations of other strategies
Using biological terrorism E: Emanations of other strategies
Supporting biographical activity G: Very Specific strategies
Holding back excess funds G: Very Specific strategies
Insuring against weather damage D: Detailed strategies
Servicing blood donors E: Emanations of other strategies
Abstaining from productivity in farm animals F: Exceptional strategies
Abstaining from emergency facilities J: Unconfirmed strategies
Reducing travel risks G: Very Specific strategies
Going to war J: Unconfirmed strategies
Preserving gender-related inequality in school J: Unconfirmed strategies
Increasing product longevity D: Detailed strategies
Creating national environmental warning systems E: Emanations of other strategies
Preventing unlawful entry J: Unconfirmed strategies
Growing biomass C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Ensuring developing countries have trained personnel capable of using advanced technology E: Emanations of other strategies
Formulating agricultural price policies G: Very Specific strategies
Monitoring vegetation cover E: Emanations of other strategies
Reducing unwanted products and services E: Emanations of other strategies
Expanding egalitarian application of trade measures G: Very Specific strategies