Foresight reports directly to the Government Chief Scientific Adviser and the Cabinet Office. Our role is to help government think systematically about the future.
Foresight’s strength lies in its ability to influence and inform policy, through evidence-based, peer reviewed strategic insights.
We do this in three ways; Foresight projects are in-depth studies looking at major issues 20-80 years in the future. Recent examples of these are Tackling Obesity, Future Flooding and Mental Capital and Wellbeing. A full list of published reports from the projects can be found here.
The Foresight Horizon Scanning Centre, which does short projects looking at more discrete issues 10-15 years in the future. Recent examples include International Futures, Wider Implications of Science and Technology and UK Futures.
Foresight Toolkits and Networks look to strengthen futures thinking capacity and share best practice within and across government.