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Date: 2019-09-15 Page is: DBtxt001.php L0300-Thousands-of-Issues

ISSUES / SUBJECTS
THOUSANDS OF ISSUES and SUBJECTS
Not ONE single silver bullet
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INTRODUCTION to ISSUES
Thousands of Issues ... Relatively Few Meaningful Practical Solutions
INTRODUCTION to ISSUES
There are ISSUES that have to be addressed in every society ... in every human organization ... and in every system. Most times, an effective outcome in addressing an issue cannot be achieved by a single simple 'silver bullet' but requires system thinking and addressing many ISSUES in parallel.
TPB/TVIA commentary:
Far too much of policy making during the past 50 years has attempted to solve a problem ... an issue ... with a single issue focus and response. This might have worked in earlier times, but as the world has become more and more interconnected this approach is bound to fail. Take for example, the United Nations, which has a lot of specialized expertise in its various specialized agencies all of which are organized on single sector lines. In the real world at the country level the poblems overlap many sectors, and this need for multi-sector solutions persists to every community on the planet. The same critique applies to other organizations like, for example, the World Bank and most national governments.
My work in international development and humanitarian assistance was successful when there was the opportunity to engage multi-sector initiatives, whereas single sector projects rarely worked.
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BURGESS BOOK - HUNDREDS OF ISSUES
Hundreds of Issues that Impact Relief and Development Performance
This text originated in the early 1990s and resulted in a book published in 2006 to highlight the need to have multi-issue initiatives to solve complex socio-enviro-economic problems. A single bullet will not solve problems ... not even those that should be relatively easy to solve!
This was published using Lulu.com print on demand

STARVATION / MALNUTRITION

Africa

North Korea

Somalia
War / Physical Destruction

Aleppo, Syria

Sanaa, Yemen

Mosul, Iraq
... and DEATH ... wanton killing

Monrovia, Liberia

Darfur, Sudan

Rwanda
Urban degradation

Detroit, USA

Modern slums

More slums
Inequality
Obscene Wealth
Terrible Poverty

Juxtaposed
Pollution

Air pollution

Land fill

Plastic
Land Degradation

Mining

Deforestation

Desertification
Extreme Weather Events

Hurricanes

Rain / Flooding

Snow
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WHY?
Some very nasty national leaders

Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen

Charles Taylor, Liberia

Bashar al-Assad, Syria

Muammar Gaddafi, Libya

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

Idi Amin, Uganda
Money making nasty business ...

Viktor Bout, Arms Trafficker

el-Chapo-Guzman, Drug Trafficker

Sex Trafficking
Energy Industry ... Big profits and big pollution

Crude oil in Niger Delta

Flaring gas in USA

Refinery air quality

Coal (Open pit)

Fracking

Oil Spills / BP
Free enterprise oligarchs

Carlos Slim / Grupo Carso

Larry Ellison / Oracle

Bill Gates / Microsoft
Too much militarism

Atomic Bomb / Mushroom Cloud

Powerful Navy

Air Power
Too little development cooperation

UN headquarters

US State Department

UNHCR / UN Refugee Agency
SOCIAL MEDIA
The challenge of controlling the 'dark side'

Google

Facebook

Twitter
LAND USE
Economic value respected ... Natural value ignored

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SUBJECTS
Matters of interest / Matters for dicussions
More snow / Less arctic ice / More floods / More storms / More droughts



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