Research and analysis

Features of effective systemic foresight in governments globally

Report carried out by the School of International Futures (SOIF) providing a framework for governments to build and sustain foresight in policy-making.


Features of effective systemic foresight in governments around the world - full report

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This report showcases how different governments use foresight and futures techniques. It examines the key features of their programmes, and the impact they have on the quality and efficacy of policies and strategies.

The report contains case studies of how 8 countries integrate foresight in a comprehensive way across policy-making, drawing on a high-level literature review and semi-structured interviews. The countries are:

  • Canada
  • Finland
  • Malaysia
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States
Published 11 May 2021