International futures programme

Focus

  • OECD Space Forum

    In 2006, the OECD launched the OECD Space Forum in co-operation with the space community. The Forum aims to assist governments, space-related agencies and the private sector to better identify the statistical contours of the growing space sector worldwide, while investigating the space infrastructure’s economic significance and potential impacts for the larger economy.

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  • Infrastructure needs: cross-sectoral foresight

    This project – involving telecoms, land transport, water and electricity – explores the many factors shaping demand for infrastructures worldwide over the coming decades, and points to the mounting difficulties, particularly in OECD countries, of financing growing infrastructure needs from public sector sources.

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  • The Future of the Ocean Economy

    The Future of the Ocean Economy: Exploring the prospects for emerging ocean industries to 2030

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The International Futures Programme (IFP) is the OECD’s forward studies group that has provided strategic, long-term thinking and horizon scanning for the organisation since 1990. IFP events offer a platform where policy makers can freely confront their visions and concerns about the future, seek the views of others, and engage in a stimulating dialogue. In this way they gain a better understanding of the issues at stake. A variety of tools are used, ranging from horizon scanning and trend analysis to scenario construction, focus groups and policy analysis.

Events

  • Future of the Ocean Economy Workshop on The Maritime Safety Industry and the Ocean Economy, Seoul, Korea
    7 May 2015
  • OECD Space Forum Workshop on Taxonomy in the Space Economy: defining, describing and classifying actors engaged in space activities, ESA Headquarters, Paris
    21 May 2015
  • OECD Space Forum Workshop on Mapping Value Chains in Satellite Earth Observation, CNES Headquarters, Paris
    22 May 2015
  • Future of the Ocean Economy Workshop on The Future of Maritime Spatial Planning: What Potential for Economic Tools and Satellite Technology? Technological Tools?, Lisbon, Portugal
    4-5 June 2015
  • Future of the Ocean Economy Steering Group Meeting, OECD, Paris
    16 June 2015
  • Future of the Ocean Economy Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities related to the Development of Marine Tourism to 2030, Gothenburg, Sweden
    24-25 June 2015
  • Future of the Ocean Economy Workshop on The Long-term Potential of Marine Biotechnology, Bilbao, Spain
    29-30 September
  • OECD Space Forum Workshop on Institutional Support for Space Programmes: Practices from Around the World, OECD, Paris
    8 October 2015
  • OECD Space Forum Steering Group Meeting, OECD, Paris
    9 October 2015
  • Future of the Ocean Economy Steering Group Meeting, OECD, Paris
    3-4 December 2015

Recent publications

Space Economy at a Glance 2014

Strategic Transport Infrastructure Needs to 2030

The Future of Families to 2030

OECD Handbook on Measuring the Space Economy

Future Global Shocks: Improving Risk Governance

 

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