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 collaboration between UIA and Mankind 2000, started in 1972. It is the result of an ambitious effort to collect and present information on the problems with which humanity is confronted, as well as the challenges such problems pose to concept formation, values and development strategies. Problems included are those identified in international periodicals but especially in the documents of some 60,000 international non-profit organizations, profiled in the Yearbook of International Organizations.
The Encyclopedia includes problems which such groups choose to perceive and act upon, whether or not their existence is denied by others claiming greater expertise. Indeed such claims and counter-claims figure in many of the problem descriptions in order to reflect the often paralyzing dynamics of international debate. In the light of the interdependence demonstrated among world problems in every sector, emphasis is placed on the need for approaches which are sufficiently complex to encompass the factions, conflicts and rival worldviews that undermine collective initiative towards a promising future.
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.