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
Expanding research and methodologies to meet primary health care needs G: Very Specific strategies
Preserving musical heritage J: Unconfirmed strategies
Extracting natural resources C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Reaching policy consensus on human rights abuses G: Very Specific strategies
Going to war J: Unconfirmed strategies
Formulating women's policy D: Detailed strategies
Granting nationality J: Unconfirmed strategies
Interpreting statistics G: Very Specific strategies
Networking development research E: Emanations of other strategies
Demanding safe legal abortion E: Emanations of other strategies
Supporting professional associations on land management sciences G: Very Specific strategies
Conserving California chapparal and woodlands ecoregion E: Emanations of other strategies
Respecting other religious traditions J: Unconfirmed strategies
Extending consensus in intergovernmental bodies J: Unconfirmed strategies
Demanding new techniques D: Detailed strategies
Strengthening scientific cooperation on conserving biological resources D: Detailed strategies
Instituting effective agricultural methods D: Detailed strategies
Strengthening individual selling power G: Very Specific strategies
Correcting congenital disorders G: Very Specific strategies
Illuminating contradictions in deliberative system D: Detailed strategies
Regulating sea access for land-locked countries E: Emanations of other strategies
Assuring new business space G: Very Specific strategies
Maintaining biological collections E: Emanations of other strategies
Non-alignment D: Detailed strategies
Carrying commercially required goods G: Very Specific strategies
Using appropriate infrastructure technologies for housing G: Very Specific strategies
Encouraging home electrical usage G: Very Specific strategies
Denying right to adequate food for indigenous populations G: Very Specific strategies
Preserving inequality between North and South E: Emanations of other strategies
Varying procedures for allocating capital goods J: Unconfirmed strategies
Increasing responsibility images F: Exceptional strategies
Protecting muslim minorities G: Very Specific strategies
Using discrimination in politics G: Very Specific strategies
Claiming harassment of customers G: Very Specific strategies
Requiring civic accountability C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Training dental teachers G: Very Specific strategies
Strengthening cross-sectoral partnerships for sustainable development D: Detailed strategies
Providing an international framework for foreign direct investment F: Exceptional strategies
Managing maintenance programmes D: Detailed strategies
Providing health services C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Integrating education F: Exceptional strategies
Building appropriate living space G: Very Specific strategies
Studying birds E: Emanations of other strategies
Preserving pedigree G: Very Specific strategies
Reenacting common heritage D: Detailed strategies
Applying trade measures C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Improving socio-economic situation of small scale fishermen G: Very Specific strategies
Glamourizing A: Abstract fundamental strategies
Becoming habituated to unpleasant news J: Unconfirmed strategies
Reducing risk of damage to premises G: Very Specific strategies