New Rockefeller Foundation and Global Business Network Report: “Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development"

[Source: The Rockefeller Foundation and Global Business Network, May 27, 2010]

Imagining the Future: Technology and International Development


There is little doubt that technology will continue to drive change across the developing world. However, uncertainty exists about the role of technological advances in alleviating poverty. To uncover the range of possibilities that may emerge, novel approaches like scenario planning are essential.

Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development," a new report, features four very different—yet very plausible—visions of how technology could profoundly alter how we address some of the most pressing challenges in the developing world.

Scenario planning—an innovative method of creating narratives about the future—is a powerful tool for assisting organizations in considering how complex problems could evolve and be solved over the long term. The scenario planning process helps to identify unique opportunities, rehearse important decisions by simulating their broader implications, and illuminate previously unexplored areas of intersection.

To learn more, read the PDF of the report, published by the The Rockefeller Foundation and Global Business Network.