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Duncan Cass-Beggs


Duncan Cass-Beggs is the Counsellor for Strategic Foresight at the OECD with a mandate to help strengthen strategic foresight and new approaches across the OECD and bring a stronger future focus to global dialogue on key policy issues.

This involves working closely with OECD staff, national governments and leading foresight practitioners worldwide to explore disruptive changes that could occur in the future – and their implications for policy decisions today. The aim is to challenge prevailing assumptions and stimulate ongoing dialogue on the most adaptive policies for a rapidly evolving and uncertain world.

Before joining the OECD in December 2016, Duncan worked in the Government of Canada, most recently as Director of Strategic Foresight at Policy Horizons Canada.

Duncan has a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and a BA in Economics and Political Science from McGill University in Montreal.


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