ERIC Number: ED201569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Interfutures: Facing the Future, Mastering the Probable and Managing the Unpredictable.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
This report discusses the findings of the three year Interfutures Project which studied the future development of advanced industrial societies and the relations between these countries and the developing countries. The major emphasis of the project was to analyze economic problems. However, political and social elements were also studied. The purpose of the report is to incite awareness and action. There are five parts and a conclusion to the report. Part I analyzes the political limits to population growth. Part II examines past trends and future dimensions. How the industrial societies cope with change is the topic of Part III. Part IV discusses the advanced industrial societies and the third world. Problems of the third world countries, interdependence between developed and developing nations, and developed countries' strategies in regard to the third world are examined. Part V looks at the growth of world interdependence. Recommendations discussed in the conclusion include the following. Everything must be done to improve the knowledge of other cultures. More travel abroad by young people (especially to developing countries), translation of writing from different cultural areas, and distribution of cinema and television features made or filmed in these areas would help create a greater awareness of the world outside. Third world countries should have improved access to medium and long term loans. International foundations to sponsor third world centers of applied research in different sectors of technology should be set up. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Change, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Economic Factors, Energy, Food, Futures (of Society), International Relations, Population Growth, Technical Assistance, World Affairs, World Problems
OECD Publications and Information Center, Suite 1207, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20006 ($20.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).