Introduction to Projects

The geographic coverage of IFs is global, representing 186 countries and having the capability of representing states, provinces, or districts within them. The issue areas represented in the model are extensive and the system fully integrates the treatment of them. Forecasts of IFs can be short-term, but the system allows analysis through 2100. For all of these reasons and the uniqueness of their combination in one forecasting toolkit, IFs has been and is being used to support many organizations and analyses. On the left, you can find our current and past projects. The projects are broken down by Government projects, IGO projects, NGO projects, Pardee-Based projects, and Think Tank projects. Each section is presented in alphabetical order. Pictured above is IFs Team members with members from NEPAD.


Beyond the core support of Frederick S. Pardee, additional recent funding for the IFs project has come from the World Bank, Population Services International, SENS Foundation, CEPLAN (Peru), United Nations Human Development Report Office, Oxfam America, Arrow Electronics, the U.S. National Intelligence Council, and—thanks to our strategic partner in Africa, the Institute for Security Studies—from the United Kingdom British High Commission in South Africa and the Western Cape Provincial Government. Other developments within IFs have been funded in part by the European Commission, United Nations Environment Programme, U.S. Institute for Peace, Frederick S. Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future of the Human Condition at RAND Corporation, and European Union Center at the University of Michigan. Thanks also to the National Science Foundation, Cleveland Foundation, Exxon Education Foundation, Kettering Family Foundation, Pacific Cultural Foundation, and General Motors for funding that contributed to earlier generations of IFs.