How Can Institutional Mechanisms Safeguard for Tomorrow, Today? Part 1

23 October 2014

Portrait of Professor Ian Goldin

with Professor Ian Goldin
Professor of Globalisation and Development

Professor Ian Goldin was the founding Director of the Oxford Martin School from September 2006 to September 2016. He is currently Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development, Senior Fellow at the Oxford Martin School, Director of the...

Why is intergenerational equity not better reflected in our policies? Why do calls on policymakers to extend their concern beyond short-term election cycles tend to be ignored? On October 21, a year on from the release of the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations' Report ‘Now for the Long Term’, the conference will examine these questions and options for better embedding a long-term perspective in our institutions.

Two sessions will evaluate innovative mechanisms and tools for re-orienting our practices towards the future. The effectiveness and legitimacy of various measures such as ombudspersons for future generations or improved reporting methods will be assessed by leading practitioners and theorists.