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Taking Futures from a programme to an integrated function in central government departments.

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The DfE’s Central Analysis Division (CAD) and Strategy Unit (SU) built on a set piece Future Insights Programme, and upscaled and integrated futures-thinking into a central government department. This blog is drawn from Adam Martin and Patrick Lee’s June presentation …

Effectively creating and communicating Futures outputs

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Everything is possible newspaper

  Futures thinking is a way of thinking about the many possible alternative futures that could arise, based on historical evidence, trends, and present possibilities for change. This past year, the Government Office for Science’s (GOS) Futures team supported numerous …

Future proof policy: A guide to using foresight in policy making

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This blog introduces a short practitioners’ guide to how foresight approaches can improve outcomes in policy making. It is the output of Peter McGowran's 3-month UKRI Policy Internship with the Government Office for Science Futures team, in connection with his …