Using Scenarios in Public Policy

  • Malcolm Menzies
  • Lesley Middleton


Futures thinking is a field rich in a wide range of tools and techniques. Of these, scenario development has perhaps the most potential to assist future-focused policy development. This article seeks to stimulate discussion and inform practice in New  Zealand, first, by exploring the history of scenarios, and second, by investigating a past scenario development process which sought to guide nationalhealth policy.


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MENZIES, Malcolm; MIDDLETON, Lesley. Using Scenarios in Public Policy. Policy Quarterly, [S.l.], v. 16, n. 2, may 2020. ISSN 2324-1101. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 29 nov. 2020. doi: