International futures programme

International Futures Programme (IFP) publications and studies


IFP publications

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EXPO 2000 Publications

Published in the framework of the EXPO 2000 (the World Exposition in Hanover, Germany). A series of conferences organised around the theme of "People, Nature an Technology: Sustainable Societies in the 21st Century" were organised considering the four key areas of human activity: technology, economy, society and government.

Other publications


The OECD INTERFUTURES Project, launched in 1976 on the initiative of the Japanese government, was the Organisation's first major exercise involving a more global approach to the longer-term future. The purpose of the Project was "to provide OECD Member governments with an assessment of alternative patterns of longer-term world economic development in order to clarify their implications for the strategic policy choices open to them in the management of their own economies, in relationships among them, and in their relationships with developing countries".


IFP Studies on risk management (2006) for download

Policy briefs and journals for download