Futures Methodologies

No other organization has contributed as much or for as long to thinking about how to deal with the longer-range future than has RAND. RAND’s methodological work started in the late 1950s and 1960s with the developments of the Delphi method and scenario analysis. It’s methodological work has continued sporadically through the 1970s and 1980s. Since the 1990s, computational technology has enabled new futures methodologies such as robust decisionmaking and scenario discovery and RAND is again leading the way in putting them to use in dealing with the challenges of the future.