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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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  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 …

Behavioural Insights: Do experts know what they don’t know?

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How susceptible are policy-makers to biases? Are policy-makers over-confident, under-confident, or are they “well-calibrated”? The Behavioural Insights Team can help to answer these questions.

Futures, Foresight and Horizon Scanning: Finding a Way Forward 

You’ve heard all about the benefits of Futures, Foresight and Horizon Scanning and you’re ready to get started. But exactly where do you begin? What resources are available and where do you find them? Who can you call to ask …