The third Copenhagen Consensus was a year-long project involving more than 65 researchers tasked with setting priorities to confront ten great global challenges, answering the question:
If you had $75 billion for worthwhile causes, where should you start?
A panel of economic experts, comprising some of the world’s most distinguished economists, was presented with nearly 40 investment proposals designed by experts to reduce the challenges of Armed Conflict, Biodiversity Destruction, Chronic Disease, Climate Change, Education Shortages, Hunger and Malnutrition, Infectious Disease, Natural Disasters, Population Growth, and Water and Sanitation Shortages. They found that fighting malnutrition should be the top priority for policy-makers and philanthropists.
Additional information on the Copenhagen Consensus’ work and process can be found at the Copenhagen Consensus website.