The African Futures Project is an ongoing collaboration between the Pardee Center and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS).
A Model for Global Forecasting
At the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures, our mission is to explore, understand, and shape alternative futures of global change and human development. As part of this pursuit, we have built the International Futures (IFs) model, the most sophisticated and comprehensive forecasting modeling system available to the public. IFs uses our best understanding of global systems to produce forecasts for 186 countries to the year 2100.
Our team, based at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, works with organizations around the world who share our interest in long-term, integrated analysis of development, security, and sustainability issues.
GDP is a widely used measure of economic output, but it is least reliable as an indicator when it has not been recently updated or when a country has been through a period of significant economic change.
Last week, we launched our new website, a culmination of considerable effort from many members of the Pardee Center.
New users of the International Futures (IFs) system are often overwhelmed by its massive and comprehensive set of data series, variables, and parameters.