The International Futures (IFs) tool integrates long-range models of 12 core systems: agriculture, demographics, economics, education, energy, environment, government finance, governance, health, infrastructure, international politics and technology. The combined system facilitates forecasting for 186 countries and flexible country groupings with alternative scenarios through the SDG horizon of 2030 and 2100. The 12 sub-models include more than 600 variables that cut across all SDGs. IFs is packaged with more than 3,500 historical data series from a very wide range of data sources that facilitate cross-sectional analysis of SDG indicators across goals and targets.
The tool's scenario analysis feature is especially valuable for assessing the long-term impact of interventions within countries and across regions.