New university textbook:
Global Problems, Smart Solutions
- Costs and Benefits
Peer-reviewed research from over 50 of the world's top economists for our flagship project Copenhagen Consensus 2012 published by Cambridge University Press.
We can do an enormous amount of good if we spend our aid money the smartest way possible. Across ten topic areas, the research rigorously examines different approaches to tackling one global challenge.
Each research paper offers new insight into the best ways to approach a global problem from malnutrition and malaria, to armed conflicts and climate change. A set of three papers has been written for each topic, to provide a range of world-class and innovative thinking.
An expert panel, including four Nobel Laureates looked at all of the solutions to all of the problems, and identified the most cost effective ways of achieving good in the world. The final outcome: a list of priorities with all the solutions identified by the scholars ranked by the expert panel according to the potential of each solution for solving the worldâ€™s greatest challenges most cost effectively.
One of the top solution shows that $3bn/year over the next 4 years for better nutrition could avoid 100 million stunted children, resulting in more education and three times more productive adults, doing $59 worth of good for every dollar spent.
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or learn more about the project on the Copenhagen Consensus Center's website