LaSER Latvijas Stratēģijas un Ekonomikas Risinājumu Institūts

Title: Latvia 2040. Four Future Scenarios

Type of Publication: Report

Authors: Daunis Auers, Uldis Spuriņš

The goal of this report is to stimulate strategic thinking about the future of Latvia. Foresight is an important tool in long-term politic planning and formulation with the objective of seeking solutions today for tomorrow’s challenges. During the past decade, institutionalization of foresight has been observed in European countries, including in Estonia and Lithuania, but Latvia stands out in that foresight is not systematically used in state policy planning.

The report offers four future scenarios for Latvia, illustrating some of the ways how the driving forces mentioned in the study can interact, creating challenges and opportunities for decision-makers. These scenarios provide an opportunity to discuss and ascertain the tasks that will be necessary for the attainment of specific results.

LaSER Latvijas Stratēģijas un Ekonomikas Risinājumu Institūts