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Conclusion: "Foresight for smart globalization" synthesis statement and recommendations

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Abstract:

PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to conclude the special issue on the topic of pro-poor foresight. Design/methodology/approachThe paper takes the form of a draft synthesis statement and selected recommendations to emerge from the "Foresight for smart globalization" workshop. FindingsThere is a need for change at all levels of governance to address the challenges of global poverty, and efforts are needed to foster and improve national foresight capacities. Originality/valueAdding poverty as an explicit dimension of existing and future foresight activities is a key component of fostering pro-poor decision making.

Keywords: Complexity theory; Globalization; Poverty

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/14636680910982458

Publication date: 2009-07-17

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