The monitoring, analysis and positioning of outcomes from foresight and forward-looking activities plays a central role in the new wave of mapping activities. To this end, nineteen of thirty-three elements (58%) of the SMART Futures Jigsaw have been devoted to the mapping of outcomes (see Figure 6 above and Figure 28 below).
Here we focus on How to map FLA outcomes?
The mapping of outcomes is the most demanding but possibly the most rewarding task of our mapping activities. It is demanding because the mapping of outcomes cannot be completed with desk research and documentary analysis alone. It often requires one or more stakeholder interviews and open participatory processes that could lead to divergent views and controversial attribution debates. Furthermore, this type of mapping is not based on predefined templates. Instead, we aim to capture the most important results of foresight and forward-looking activities, as far as possible, in their original format.