Foresight and international development

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A new IDS Bulletin, edited by Gioel Gioacchino and Jim Sumberg, explores the pros and cons of various ‘foresight’ approaches and methods, and their implications for development.

Foresight methods help individuals and groups to think about and prepare for different possible futures, but are not widely used in the development sector.

STEPS members who contributed to the Bulletin include Jim Sumberg and Dominic Glover. The IDS Bulletin is open access so articles can be read or downloaded free of charge. It is the flagship publication of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS).

About the Bulletin: Why don’t we use ‘foresight’ to prepare for the future? (IDS website)

Go straight to the articles: Foresight in international development (IDS Bulletin vol 47 issue 4)

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