November 17th, 2011
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How governments research and communicate about the future

TFA Partner Ross Dawson blogged a few days ago: “Governments around the world are increasingly recognizing that they have a responsibility for structured thought and research about the future, both to shape their own initiatives, and to assist companies and institutions in the nation to survive and thrive in times of change.

Examples of government futures groups include:

Egypt: Center for Futures Studies
France: Centre d’Analyse Stratégique
India: Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council
Indonesia: Badan Perencanaan dan Pembangunan Nasional
Mexico: 2030 Vision
Singapore: Futures Group
Sweden: Institute for Futures Studies

Other governments, such as those of UK and USA, do extensive future studies, however these are distributed across a variety of departments and functions. Many of these operations do a good job at …read on.”

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