Foresight: Volume 14 Issue 6


The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy

Table of contents - Special Issue: Innovation in horizon scanning for the social sector

Guest Editors: Claudia Juech, Evan S. Michelson

Innovation in horizon scanning for the social sector: an introduction to the Searchlight function

Claudia Juech, Evan S. Michelson

The Rockefeller Foundation has developed the first‐of‐its‐kind trend monitoring effort in the philanthropic and broader social sector, conceptualizing and operationalizing an

Catalysts for change: vizualizing the horizon of poverty

Kathi Vian, Matt Chwierutt, Tessa Finlev, David Evan Harris, Maureen Kirchner

The Institute for the Future (IFTF) has collaborated with the Rockefeller Foundation and its Searchlight function to create a framework for broad engagement in strategic thinking

Global synthesis of Searchlight reports using knowledge discovery and visualization

Sucharita Gopal

The purpose of this paper is to synthesize trends, issues, and policies related to development using a database of Searchlight reports. The paper seeks to utilize three techniques

Scan‐4‐Light: a Searchlight function horizon scanning and trend monitoring project

Ozcan Saritas, Ian Miles

The current paper aims to present the Scan‐4‐Light study, which was conducted for the systematic scanning and analysis of the Searchlight newsletters as a rapidly growing


Understanding pathways of poor and vulnerable communities

Jason Christopher Chan, Livia Dee Von Chng

In partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation, the RAHS Program Office (RPO) of the National Security Coordination Secretariat at the Prime Minister's Office in Singapore has

The depth of the horizon: searching, scanning and widening horizons

Ian Miles, Ozcan Saritas

This essay aims to introduce horizon scanning as an approach fundamental to most foresight studies.

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