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.
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International Futures (IFs) is a computer program that models development for 186 countries across a wide range of systems. You can use the software to explore how countries and regions have developed in the past, how we expect them to grow and change in the future, and what might happen due to policy choices or possible disruptive events.
IFs interconnects the following systems within and across each country:
Who uses IFs?
A growing number of governments, international governmental organizations, academic institutions, corporations, non-government organizations, and individual researchers and students use IFs, including: