Sunday, May 25, 2008

Priorities for global development

I wrote this post on prioritizing funding for global development issues on the Beyond Borders blog. The post is based on the Bjorn Lomborg's work at the Copenhagen consensus and this highly recommendable TED Talk. The key insight from Lomborg is basically this,
  • There are lot of problems in the world - commutable diseases, AIDS, malaria, climate change - it would be great if we can solve all those problems. But we don’t.

  • Contrary to the focus of many development forums, there should be a focus on solutions to problems, rather than problems themselves. Because at the end of the day it's solutions that matter no matter how grave the problem is.
Read the whole thing at BB.

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