Researching production needs Directing research and development Providing research and development capacity Improving research and development capacity
Assimilating data and articulating global needs. The effect is global interdependent economic network.
An integral part of balancing utilization of production through control and regulation of allocation and development and information on available resources and distribution, so there is local accountability for worldwide needs.
Tactics include: futuric direction to comprehensively project ahead in order that production can be planned according to the needs of the people; needs research to determine needs and investigate ways to meet demands comprehensively; data centralization to gather all data on present available resources and unavailable resources into coordinating system; structured distribution to set up systems to ensure intentional distribution of the product; and international exchange to research ways to plan and control the exchange of products, personnel and knowledge. An example is a neighbourhood task force to determine local problems.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.