This HBR article explores how to ‘bring uncetainty into focus’ and the benefits and pitfalls of using statistical probability to communicate uncertainty.
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Comparative study of foresight practices in 22 governments around the world.
Models for Foresight Use in International Development. IDS Bulletin Volume 47 | Number 4
This article sets out the components of the foresight approach that has been adopted by many governments in the developed world, and identifies elements of this ‘dominant’ approach that may hinder its uptake in developing countries. Instead, it suggests that a less rigid, more exploratory and normative approach may be better suited to many developing country contexts. With reference to the writings and practice of the creator of ‘la prospective’, Gaston Berger, it argues for an attitude that combines bold and inclusive thinking about how to create better futures with the pragmatic engagement with political and administrative systems that can help bring these about.
An introduction to School of International Futures, our principles and work.
In her paper for UNDP, Cat explores the role of Systems stewardship and Strategic foresight in SDG implementation and governance.