The Government Foresight Group lends support to national skills foresight work, joint foresight processes and the development of national foresight activities. Its key objective is to help foresight activities and foresight-based information forge a connection with decision-making processes.
The National Foresight Network is situated in the Prime Ministry, and its task is to inform decisions regarding many aspects, which occasionally may include the above-mentioned policy areas. 'Other' is found as a better category because the main purpose is informing decision-making about challenges in the Finnish society.
How it is funded?
Funded by national government
Skill mismatch target
What type(s) of skills MISMATCH does the initiative aim to addresses?
The National Foresight Network does not explicitly aim to address skills mismatch, but it can be used to inform policy areas regarding mismatch. Therefore, 'Other' is the most appropriate category.
Skills matching focus
How does the initiative address skills mismatches?
The National Foresight Network and its foresight work is used to inform decision-making.
Main responsible body
Main body or organisation with overall responsibility for the initiative.
Other involved organisations
Which other organisations have a role in the initiative?
The Finnish Innovation Fund, Sitra
Who are the intended beneficiaries?
The beneficiaries are decision-makers, and indirectly those targeted by the policies that the National Foresight Network informs.
SUCCESS FACTORS in the implementation
The National Foresight Network has not explicitly stated any success criteria. However, due to its purpose being to inform governmental decisions about education and employment, a success criteria that the National Foresight Network is able to deliver is information that helps decision-making in these areas.
BARRIERS in the implementation
The National Foresight Network has not explicitly stated any barriers. Despite this, it is likely that an implementation barrier could be to ensure the network's information is used in decision-making in a systematic way.
Monitoring and evaluation
MONITORING and EVALUATION: Is progress measured regularly? What are the indicators used to measure progress of the policy instrument? Have any evaluations been conducted?
Due to the absence of explicit success criteria, there has been no evaluations of the initiative. Furthermore, the National Foresight Network's term is from 2020-2023, which means that it will first be evaluated after the term has ended.
UPDATES: whether there have been any major updates of the initiative since it has been implemented?
EVIDENCE ON EFFECTIVENESS: How effective is the policy instrument?
Due to the absence of success criteria, there has been no evaluation of the effectiveness of the initiative.
SUSTAINABILITY: How sustainable is the policy instrument? Do you expect the instrument to continue over the next few years and why?
There seems to be demand for foresight in decision-making, so it seems likely that the National Foresight Network continues.