Every four years since 2004, the Copenhagen Consensus Center has organized and hosted a high profile thought experiment about how a hypothetical extra $75 billion of development assistance money might best be spent to solve twelve of the major crises facing the world today. Collated in this specially commissioned book, a group of more than 50 experts make their cases for investment, discussing how to combat problems ranging from armed conflicts, corruption and trade barriers, to natural disasters, hunger, education and climate change. For each case, 'Alternative Perspectives' are also included to provide a critique and make other suggestions for investment. In addition, a panel of senior economists, including four Nobel Laureates, rank the attractiveness of each policy proposal in terms of its anticipated cost-benefit ratio. This thought-provoking book opens up debate, encouraging readers to come up with their own rankings and decide which solutions are smarter than others.... Transfer (%) Bangladesh 11a18 (girls) 27 0.6 Cambodia Grade 7a9 33 2.5 Chile Age 6a15 12 7 Colombia Age 8a13 2 17 Age 14a17 9 ... 9 Jamaica Age 7a 17 3 10 Mexico Grade 0a5 2 20 Grade 6 19 20 Grade 7a9 1 20 Nicaragua Age 7 a13 18 27 Pakistan Primary girls 38 ... in Malawi (Baird et al., 2011) found significantly higher performance in tests of English, mathematics, and cognitive attainment.
|Title||:||Global Problems, Smart Solutions|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 2013-11-14|