The Copenhagen Consensus is a group of economists brought together to solve the world's problems using welfare economics to determine the best plans of action using cost/benefit principles. Some of the issues that they have drawn out plans for include: malnutrition, trade, disease, education, Women's schooling and rights, global warming, clean water, and air pollution.
In their recently released results, they budget $18.75 billion towards the world's problems that looked astonishingly similar (read exactly like) this:
Now I haven't quite figured out whether or not I agree with their budgeting, but I do like the fact that it exists. Now, the only question is, who will listen?