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STRATEGIC FORESIGHT FOR NET-ZERO TRANSITIONS

Supporting global and national efforts to design future-ready net-zero transition strategies in a context of high uncertainty, this projects looks at future disruptions that could influence the ability of countries to meet their net-zero ambitions.

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LONGTERMISM AND EXISTENTIAL RISK

In recent decades, academic work on catastrophic and existential risks has highlighted that societies across the globe are not adequately managing a range of key risks. This project develops a business case and action plan for strengthening long-term policy perspectives.

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GLOBAL SCENARIOS 2035

This work shares the results of a participatory, multi-stakeholder horizon-scanning process to identify change drivers that could have disruptive consequences for global collaboration and the OECD over the next fifteen years.

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STRATEGIC FORESIGHT FOR COVID-19

Strategic foresight offers the tools for successful policy making in the face of high uncertainty. This document is a resource to help governments and organisations use foresight in their policy making related to COVID-19 and its aftermath.

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STRATEGIC FORESIGHT AND ANTICIPATORY GOVERNANCE

The OECD is working with government foresight experts and others to build knowledge and develop best practices on how to enhance the capacity of governments to anticipate and plan for the future.

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STRATEGIC FORESIGHT FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

The Strategic Foresight Unit has developed an evolving set of scenarios describing plausible yet provocative future policy contexts for policy makers to consider and use to challenge and reframe their discussions.

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MAKING MIGRATION AND INTEGRATION POLICIES FUTURE READY

Strategic Foresight worked with OECD experts and Member countries to explore plausible future changes of potentially great significance for migration and integration policy in OECD countries.

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GOVERNMENT FORESIGHT COMMUNITY

The OECD’s Government Foresight Community brings together public sector strategic foresight practitioners from around the world to exchange information and content on the latest foresight developments in government policy making.

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HIGH LEVEL MEETINGS

The Strategic Foresight unit provides futures thinking and guidance to contribute to the discussions at high-level meetings such as the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting. In 2017, the Unit produced a video shown to ministers to spur thinking about the implications of a potential ‘hyper-digital’ future.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Slovakia, Slovenia and Italy are among the countries using foresight with the OECD’s support in developing strategic and future-fit plans to reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.