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
Evaluating happiness F: Exceptional strategies
Constructing allergy-free dwellings G: Very Specific strategies
Increasing number of single person households G: Very Specific strategies
Abstaining from currency convertibility F: Exceptional strategies
Protesting intrusion of advertising into education G: Very Specific strategies
Enabling effective leisure use F: Exceptional strategies
Demanding obedience to social consensus F: Exceptional strategies
Conserving marine ecosystems G: Very Specific strategies
Refining organization of production forces E: Emanations of other strategies
Disempowering individuals F: Exceptional strategies
Slowing down D: Detailed strategies
Resisting impulses to lie F: Exceptional strategies
Undervaluing currencies G: Very Specific strategies
Corrupting international enterprises F: Exceptional strategies
Abstaining from investment D: Detailed strategies
Revitalizing constitutional democracy E: Emanations of other strategies
Doing without adequate central nodes F: Exceptional strategies
Reducing costs of purification of effluents and emissions G: Very Specific strategies
Expressing individual position B: Basic universal strategies
Using fear to promote effective cooperation F: Exceptional strategies
Exploiting racially-determined differences in intelligence G: Very Specific strategies
Strengthening ties between manufacturers C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Expanding current skill base E: Emanations of other strategies
Trivializing love F: Exceptional strategies
Uniting-Dividing P: Strategy polarities
Establishing early learning experiment G: Very Specific strategies
Stagnating in education E: Emanations of other strategies
Networking operators E: Emanations of other strategies
Claiming local responsibility F: Exceptional strategies
Risking intentional nuclear war F: Exceptional strategies
Correcting mismanagement of forests E: Emanations of other strategies
Politicizing intergovernmental organizational debate F: Exceptional strategies
Using prejudice B: Basic universal strategies
Protecting against vulnerability of universal principles F: Exceptional strategies
Launching community women's institute G: Very Specific strategies
Improving access of women to resources, technology and credit E: Emanations of other strategies
Abrogating responsibility F: Exceptional strategies
Overcoming shyness G: Very Specific strategies
Specifying employment categories G: Very Specific strategies
Disempowering A: Abstract fundamental strategies
Visiting local historical nodes G: Very Specific strategies
Undertaking global sourcing F: Exceptional strategies
Being mutable B: Basic universal strategies
Modernizing war D: Detailed strategies
Reducing high risk quantitative investments G: Very Specific strategies
Altering A: Abstract fundamental strategies
Introducing savings loan service G: Very Specific strategies
Articulating law B: Basic universal strategies
Sensitizing [P] P: Strategy polarities
Developing petroleum resources E: Emanations of other strategies