Foresight and International Development: Conference Report
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This report presents a summary of a one-day conference on ‘Foresight and International Development’ held at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) on 15 October 2015. As part of the IDS Accountable Grant work on Foresight, the conference brought together 30 academics, practitioners and experts to explore: What is Foresight in the context of international development? What kind of Foresight is useful? For what purposes? Is it relevant to promote ‘futures and Foresight’ capabilities across international development research, policy and practitioner communities? The conference focused particularly on small Foresight projects – ‘Foresight on a shoestring’ – as opposed to large-scale initiatives.