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Solved!: How other countries have cracked the world's biggest problems and we can too

Andrew Wear

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Black Inc
04 March 2020
Society & Social Sciences; Society & culture: general; Politics & government
Sometimes the solutions are closer than we think.

Denmark will reach 100 per cent renewable electricity by 2030. Iceland has topped gender equality rankings for a decade and counting. Singaporean students beat almost all others in maths and reading. South Koreans will soon live longer than anyone else on Earth. The US city of Boston, global epicentre of biotech, has the most innovative square mile on the planet.

How have these places and more achieved such remarkable success? Policy adviser Andrew Wear examines what has worked around the world and how we can apply the lessons at home, introducing us to inspiring community leaders, renowned authorities and visionary policymakers transforming the globe.

We don't have to look far to tackle humanity's most pressing concerns. Solved! is a much-needed dose of optimism in an atmosphere of doom and gloom, a toolkit for those seeking social change. Informative, accessible and revelatory, it shows the solutions exist - we just need to know where to find them.
By:   Andrew Wear
Imprint:   Black Inc
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 233mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 29mm
Weight:   442g
ISBN:   9781760641641
ISBN 10:   1760641642
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   04 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Andrew Wear is a senior Australian public servant. He has degrees in politics, law, economics and public policy, and is a graduate of the Senior Executive Program at Harvard Kennedy School. A fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia, he is also a director of Ardoch Ltd, a children's education charity. His work appears in peer-reviewed journals as well as in The Mandarin, The Guardian and others.

Reviews for Solved!: How other countries have cracked the world's biggest problems and we can too

'A refreshing, cup-half-full approach to inspire each and all of us.'--Dana H. Born, Harvard Kennedy School of Government


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