The Secretariat for Strategic Development also includes a function that works with long-term trends: Strategic foresight.
Strategic foresight is a tool for identifying new trends and discussing them in a strategic context. Strategic foresight provides an opportunity to identify, understand and react to global trends.
With a framework of common strategic foresight, the Secretariat for Strategic Development can deepen and broaden its knowledge and discuss developments that directly or indirectly affect Sweden. Analysis of long-term developments makes it possible to see the big picture, identify the seemingly hidden trends, understand the dynamics of the developments and identify critical points. Strategic foresight provides documentation and proposals for the Secretariat's and the Minister's continued work on ideas and policy development.