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Partnership with BRAC – the world’s largest NGO

Copenhagen Consensus is working with BRAC’s Research and Evaluation Division as collaborative partner on our project – Bangladesh Priorities.

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Haïti Priorise

Copenhagen Consensus Center's latest project Haïti Priorise will work with stakeholders across the country to find, analyze, rank and disseminate the best solutions for the country.

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Nobel Laureates Guide to Smarter Global Targets to 2030

Prioritizing 19 targets instead of the UN’s 169 targets is equivalent to doubling or quadrupling foreign aid. 

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Post-2015 Consensus

Post-2015 Consensus brings together the world’s top economists, NGOs, international agencies and businesses to identify the smartest targets for the UN's Global Golas. 

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Real People, Real Problems

Copenhagen Consensus interviewed more than 50 people, all around the world - to ask them about their priorities and concerns. 

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Ranking Smart Solutions

Every four years, Copenhagen Consensus hosts a high profile thought experiment on how to spend a hypothetical extra $75 billion to solve twelve major problems.

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Copenhagen Consensus Center

The Copenhagen Consensus Center is a think tank that researches and publishes the smartest solutions for the world's biggest problems. Its studies are conducted by more than 100 economists from internationally renowned institutions, including seven Nobel Laureates, to advise policy-makers and philanthropists how to spend their money most effectively. 

Copenhagen Consensus is an outstanding, visionary idea and deserves global coverage”  - The Economist

The Center's advocacy for data-driven prioritization was voted into the top 20 campaigns worldwide in a think tank survey conducted by University of Pennsylvania.

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Nobel Laureates Guide to Smarter Global Targets to 2030

Copenhagen Consensus Center has published 100+ peer-reviewed analyses from 82 of the world’s top economists and 44 sector experts along with many UN agencies and NGOs. These have established how effective 100+ targets would be in terms of value-for-money. These analyses take into account not just the economic, but also health, social and environmental benefits to the world.

An Expert Panel including two Nobel Laureates has reviewed this research and identified 19 targets that represent the best value-for-money in development over the period 2016 to 2030, offering social good worth more than $15 back on every dollar invested.

Reaching these global targets by 2030 will do more than $15 of good for every dollar spent.

In a Hurry and interested in the 19 most bang-for-the-buck post-2015 sustainable development targets? Download our project overview PDF here.

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What are the smartest targets for the post-2015 development agenda?

Post-2015 Research
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A lot to learn

I've served on four 'experts committees', beginning in 2004.  All involved hard choices among attractive alternatives to meet crucial objectives for development and health. And the reason I keep serving? I learn so much.”  

- Thomas C. Schelling, Nobel Laureate in Economics

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The smartest ways to adapt to climate

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Digitize land records - Unlock economic opportunities

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Healthcare solutions that are smart

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