PoliRural has developed and published an Inventory of Drivers of Change that aims to understand how changes in rural areas are happening now, the kind of changes that are likely to have an impact in the future, their interlinkages and dependencies, their importance, and the possibility of being able to influence them based on policy choices.
The Inventory of Drivers of Change has found 64 drivers of change across 6 categories, that will be used for the drivers analysis activity in each of the 12 regional PoliRural pilots. It is not by any means exhaustive. But it provides a useful starting point for the ‘drivers analysis’ activity in each of the 12 regional Foresight pilots.
The categories are the following:
- Social Factors;
- Technological Factors;
- Economic Factors;
- Environmental Factors;
- Political Factors;
- Value Related Factors.
The Inventory of Drivers of Change can be downloaded here.