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World Economic Forum - Strategic Foresight

World Economic Forum - Strategic Foresight
To find out more about our activities, click on the images: About Us Through its Strategic Foresight practice, the World Economic Forum provides a unique, impartial platform and a powerful process for multi-stakeholder engagement. The Strategic Foresight team at the Forum engages policy-makers and leaders from business and civil society in strategic dialogues to better understand and address complex and long-term challenges. Much of the value of Strategic Foresight activities lies in the process. The Forum has developed its own world-class methodology using a mixture of tools, including: Scenarios – Plausible, coherent stories about the future aimed at making sense of uncertain issues, and clarifying strategic options for decision-makers. Strategic Foresight processes are powerful when: There is little agreement among stakeholders about the nature of the issue No one is “in charge” of the issue Traditional thinking about an issue is outmoded For more of our reports and scenarios, click here Related:  Scanning sites

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Eurasia Group It's 2013. We've made it. For those of us watching from the United States, the last few days of 2012 (to say nothing of the first couple of this year) were touch and go. Political risk has entered our vocabulary. That's been increasingly true for the last four years because of the way perceptions of political risk have spread across the developed world. In responding to the worst economic slowdown since the great depression, it's no surprise that political risk has come to the fore. When I started Eurasia Group in 1998, we focused on emerging markets. Indeed, it's more important now than ever before. And so the top risk this year is: 1 - Emerging markets: not less risky For the past four years, we've been uncritically thankful for the emerging markets. Emerging markets will have much more volatility and instability than the advanced industrial democracies. A - becoming developed. B - still emerging--and problematically so. C - backsliding. 2 - China vs information None of these are new.

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