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
Advancing local employment skills G: Very Specific strategies
Decreasing operating costs G: Very Specific strategies
Using adequate agricultural tools G: Very Specific strategies
Reducing food pollution G: Very Specific strategies
Campaigning against drug abuse in sport G: Very Specific strategies
Locating new occupation sources F: Exceptional strategies
Minimizing dirty occupations E: Emanations of other strategies
Providing adult leadership tools G: Very Specific strategies
Providing sufficient protective legislation D: Detailed strategies
Evening out distribution of water E: Emanations of other strategies
Providing compensation C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Enhancing intergovernmental organization and programmes E: Emanations of other strategies
Balancing city sizes within a country F: Exceptional strategies
Making permanent F: Exceptional strategies
Bettering A: Abstract fundamental strategies
Limiting political know-how F: Exceptional strategies
Providing helpful technical expertise G: Very Specific strategies
Limiting tripartite cooperation F: Exceptional strategies
Profaning G: Very Specific strategies
Scotching unwarranted pessimism F: Exceptional strategies
Disrupting the biosphere E: Emanations of other strategies
Strengthening social group activities E: Emanations of other strategies
Undermining political opposition to administrative action F: Exceptional strategies
Instilling renewed kinship relations F: Exceptional strategies
Stimulating leadership F: Exceptional strategies
Stimulating new commercial enterprises E: Emanations of other strategies
Creating war-oriented economies D: Detailed strategies
Raising children D: Detailed strategies
Determining work tasks priorities E: Emanations of other strategies
Coping with severe intellectual disability G: Very Specific strategies
Managing prisons D: Detailed strategies
Protecting marine wildlife from pollution G: Very Specific strategies
Authenticating authoritarianism F: Exceptional strategies
Feuding over ethnic issues E: Emanations of other strategies
Reducing ecological vandalism F: Exceptional strategies
Increasing personnel G: Very Specific strategies
Respecting authority E: Emanations of other strategies
Broadening children's schooling opportunities G: Very Specific strategies
Making the world a safer place B: Basic universal strategies
Blocking business profit F: Exceptional strategies
Discrediting fanatical visions F: Exceptional strategies
Preserving inequality of salaries F: Exceptional strategies
Providing uniformity B: Basic universal strategies
Applying taxation C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Eating fast food G: Very Specific strategies
Maintaining disparity between industrialized and developing countries E: Emanations of other strategies
Providing practical job experience D: Detailed strategies
Corrupting prison service F: Exceptional strategies
Protesting inhumanity of capital punishment G: Very Specific strategies
Building theoretical systems F: Exceptional strategies