Pardee International Futures 2023 Annual Review

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Research Institute - Pardee

Pardee Receives Research Institute Designation

October 25, 2023

Pardee Center has been designated as a Research Institute in the Fall 2023 inaugural cohort of research institutes here at DU. Joined by our colleagues in research and academic administration, Pardee entered a select group of other institutes at the University who are doing advanced, high-profile, and far-reaching research that is heavily funded by external engagements. Please visit our events page for more details on this designation and what it means for Pardee and DU.




The Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures

The Pardee Center builds and uses data and tools to analyze our complex world and the long-term dynamics of change in human, social, and natural systems. We share our resources with policymakers, academics, and others seeking to improve the ways we contemplate and plan for the global future. Our flagship tool is the International Futures (IFs) model, which combines interconnected models across multiple domains: agriculture, demographics, economics, education, energy, environment, gender, governance, health, infrastructure, international politics, and technology.

Our Work

International Futures Platform

International Futures (IFs) is a sophisticated and comprehensive forecasting modeling system that we use to forecast change and development in 186 countries worldwide.



Using IFs, we work in concert with a diverse array of partners to produce policy-relevant research, analysis, forecasts, and new analytical tools.



The Center generates a range of publications, from volumes and peer-reviewed articles focused on the future of human development to working papers focused on documenting and extending the IFs model.


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