Setting strategic direction
Governments may use various tools and techniques to consider different future scenarios and their likely impact. Once they have analysed possible futures and the possible implications, they still have to translate the results into action. It is not enough to make predictions about the future. Governments must act on those predictions, and do so in a strategic and comprehensive manner. In addition, government leadership aspirations will play a key role in setting the direction of the state, outline their vision and objectives for the future and provide a coherent framework for policymaking over the long term.
Nations also have to consider the best mechanisms for driving policy and delivering services. These can range ...