USAID Creates Strategic Foresight Unit, Takes Steps To Prepare For Future Crises

Devex: USAID turns to scenario planning to prepare for future global crises
“Even as the coronavirus pandemic still rages, the U.S. Agency for International Development is taking steps to better prepare it for other unpredictable and highly disruptive events in the future. That effort has involved an ‘unprecedented’ scenario planning exercise involving 75 USAID development experts, as well as the creation of a strategic foresight unit, which will try to ensure that future forecasting is included in the agency’s own policies and its contributions to government-wide strategic planning, according to Joshua Kaufman, director of the office of policy in USAID’s Policy, Planning and Learning Bureau…” (Igoe, 12/2).

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