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.

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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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