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"I want you help in prioritzing the SDGs" Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chair, NITI Aayog. High level representatives from 32 States and Union Territories, Joint Secretaries from 14 Ministries, senior officers from NITI Aayog, eminent economists and researchers attended India Consensus seminar.

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Rajasthan Priorities

“I’d be happy to repeat this exercise in more states. The Rajasthan Consensus Project did an excellent job of bringing together various ideas focused on improving the socio-economic status of the State of Rajasthan on one platform, using a well-thought-out methodology.” - Dr. Bibek Debroy, member NITI Aayog

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Andhra Pradesh Priorities

“It’s a very good study and I am very happy with it. I invite Andhra Pradesh Priorities to present an Action Plan for implementation.” - Chief Minister Andhra Pradesh, Chandrababu Naidu 

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Think Tank of the Year

The Copenhagen Consensus Center is the winner of Prospect Magazine’s 2016 Think Tank of the Year award in the “International Affairs” category.

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The Top Priorities for Haiti

An eminent panel including a Nobel laureate economist and Haitian economic experts announced a prioritized list of investments that would produce phenomenal benefits for Haiti.

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Nobel Laureates’ Guide

Prioritizing just 19 of the UN’s 169 global targets would be equivalent to doubling or quadrupling foreign aid. There’s a moral imperative to get these choices right.

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Top Priorities for Bangladesh

Our Eminent Panel, including a Nobel laureate economist and Bangladeshi economic experts, announced a prioritized list of investments that would produce phenomenal benefits for Bangladesh, saving billions of takas and averting one-in-eleven deaths.

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Making Real Impact

Our research is routinely cited by policymakers and NGOs. We provide crucial data and insight into some of the world’s most intractable problems, allowing governments and aid agencies to make smart decisions and achieve more with their limited resources.

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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 to the world's biggest problems. Our studies are conducted by more than 300 economists from internationally renowned institutions, including seven Nobel Laureates, to advise policymakers and philanthropists how to achieve the best results with their limited resources. 

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

The Center was voted Think Tank of the Year in International Affairs (US) by Prospect Magazine, and our advocacy for data-driven prioritization has been repeatedly voted one of the top 20 campaigns worldwide in a think tank survey conducted by the University of Pennsylvania.

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The President of Haiti receives the Haiti Priorise outcome

An eminent panel including a Nobel laureate economist and Haitian economic experts announced a prioritized list of investments that would produce phenomenal benefits for Haiti.

Bjorn Lomborg, Vernon Smith, and Haiti Priorise Eminent Panelists Ketleen Florestal and Raymond Magloire delivered their findings to President Jovenel Moïse, as well as the Prime Minister, the President of the Senate, and others.

Investments in electricity reform, nutrition and child health top their list, which was created following the Copenhagen Consensus framework to identify areas with the biggest returns to society.

Copenhagen Consensus Center director Dr. Bjorn Lomborg said:

Like all nations, Haiti has limited resources and prioritization among potentially unlimited interventions is needed. Understanding the costs and benefits of different proposals can improve the public conversation about priorities. These findings create a compelling case for decision-makers to focus more attention on phenomenal investments where a small amount could achieve huge and lasting effects.”

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Our Process

The Copenhagen Consensus Center focuses on cost-effective solutions to the world’s biggest challenges. We create a framework to prioritize solutions, with the goal of achieving the most good for people and the planet. Our analyses take into account not just the economic, but also health, social and environmental benefits.

The Copenhagen Consensus prioritization process is the most interesting, innovative and useful approach by any think tank in recent decades."

- Michael R. Sinclair, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Our Projects

For more than a decade, the Copenhagen Consensus approach has been applied at a global level, mostly recently analyzing the effectiveness of the UN’s global goals for 2016-2030. In 2015, The Copenhagen Consensus Center launched the Bangladesh Priorities project, the flagship country-level prioritization project to apply the Copenhagen Consensus approach on a national scale. The success of Bangladesh Priorities lead to further country-level projects, first in Haiti and most recently India through the India Consensus

When I first read about it and I saw what India Consensus have been able to do, and the potential for this to be used as a policy tool, I was very excited. Therefore my congratulations to India Consensus. Hopefully this will become an integral part of data-based and critical-based decision making in the country.” -

- Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chair, NITI Aayog

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Our Impact

Our research is routinely cited by policymakers and NGOs. We provide crucial data and insight into some of the world’s most intractable problems, allowing governments and aid agencies to make smart decisions and achieve more with their limited resources.

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Testimonials

Top philanthropists like Bill Gates and heads of state like Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia and Anders Fogh Rasmussen of Denmark have endorsed the Copenhagen Consensus prioritization approach.

Copenhagen Consensus is a foundation of great international prestige that sponsors many investigations into how to make the best investments to help humanity, protect the environment, generate sustainable development and effective social development. It is a very beautiful organization, with some very clear goals."

- Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia

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Improving state finances by reducing power losses

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Improving state finances by reducing power losses

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Education reforms: Getting children into classrooms is no longer enough

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