Supporting decision making with strategic foresight
An emerging framework for proactive and prospective governments.
This working paper discusses strategic foresight initiatives and methodologies that
support decision making and process design. It highlights case studies, international
benchmarks, and best practices, as well as methodological recommendations and options
for promoting the adoption and use of strategic foresight in government. The paper
has four sections, each centred on a critical action to improve decision making through
strategic foresight: (i) framing strategic foresight, (ii) building its fundamental
components in governments, (iii) fine-tuning foresight interventions to specific contexts,
and (iv) undertaking concrete activities to solve specific policy challenges. Given
its exploratory nature, this working paper and its proposals should be seen as contributing
to ongoing debates about the use of strategic foresight for decision making in government.
The ultimate purpose of this paper is to help governments become more proactive and
Available from September 11, 2023
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