New users of the International Futures (IFs) system are often overwhelmed by its massive and comprehensive set of data series, variables, and parameters. Those unfamiliar with forecasting, modeling, or data analysis may also have a hard time grasping IFs unique vocabulary and features.
Since September, Barry Hughes, Gary Milante (formerly of the World Bank’s Center on Conflict, Security, and Development or CCSD), and I have been working on a project that models the potential for poverty reduction in fragile states (see USIP page for more work on this) to 2030. In the paper, we explore some alternative scenarios that improve the po
International development NGOs are constantly searching for new, innovative ways to illustrate their impact on communities where they work. Most organizations tell the heartwarming story of the little girl or boy in “X” developing country that will benefit from a donation.
To get anywhere, you have to start somewhere. And in the International Futures (IFs) integrated modeling system, we call that “somewhere” the Base Case.
The Pardee Center for International Futures staff, along with Randall Kuhn, Director of the Global Health Affairs Program at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, successfully submitted two important studies to Population Services International (PSI).