Fiscal Futures: Scenario Thinking for Fiscal Transparency and Accountability
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, International Budget Partnership and Transparency and Accountability Initiative : 2018
The four stories presented in this booklet are the results of scenario building methodology to envision public finance in the year 2040 by reviewing assumptions, rethinking strategies, and imagining the future of public finance two decades from now. The stories are centered on the interplay of two main variables: democratic governance and civic engagement. Each of the stories compresses these and a handful of secondary drivers among them technology, corporate power, climate change and environmental degradation, and shifting media landscapes into plausible and relevant futures with different public finance implications. The four scenarios illustrate the crucial role of public finance systems and policies in advancing or undermining economic equality, social justice, sustainable development, and human rights.
Source: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, International Budget Partnership and Transparency and Accountability Initiative