Many policy planning processes are characterized by:
Data scarcity, incompleteness and ambiguity
Requirements of policy feasibility for and ownership by stakeholders
Urgency in providing solutions
To address these challenges, IIASA tailored a suite of systems analysis methods each tackling a specific planning step (or, sometimes, multiple steps simultaneously).
These methods belong to qualitative (or sometimes called ‘soft’) systems analysis methods which are mainly based on work with stakeholders and experts. These methods provide the following benefits:
Structure the problem and assist in sense-making
Find consensus among stakeholders
These methods were applied in the following projects:
Growing globalization increases the interconnectedness of countries embedded in complex supply and value chains. Countries also become increasingly interdependent through transnational transport corridors, the exchange of information and knowledge investments and migrant flows, etc. The future of the Kyrgyz Republic - a small, landlocked and open developing economy - is heavily influenced by global and regional geopolitical and geoeconomic processes. More
Water is a truly cross-sectorial resource that has an impact on population well-being, economic growth, and the environment. Developing resilient (“no-regret”) water strategies given conflicting interests and great uncertainty is of the highest importance for the sustainable development of any country. Feasible policies should reconcile conflicting interests of different sectors and different stakeholders and should take a proper account of immense uncertainty about the future availability of water resources and key factors, which impact it. More
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Last edited: 28 April 2021
Research Group Leader and Senior Research Scholar Cooperation and Transformative Governance Research Group - Advancing Systems Analysis Program
Research Scholar Cooperation and Transformative Governance Research Group - Advancing Systems Analysis Program
Research Scholar Exploratory Modeling of Human-natural Systems Research Group - Advancing Systems Analysis Program
Program Director and Principal Research Scholar Advancing Systems Analysis Program
Guest Emeritus Research Scholar Cooperation and Transformative Governance Research Group - Advancing Systems Analysis Program
Strelkovskii, N. , Komendantova, N. , Sizov, S. , & Rovenskaya, E. (2020). Building plausible futures: Scenario-based strategic planning of industrial development of Kyrgyzstan. Futures 124, e102646. 10.1016/j.futures.2020.102646.
Strelkovskii, N. , Ilmola-Sheppard, L., Komendantova, N. , Martusevich, A., & Rovenskaya, E. (2019). Navigating through deep waters of uncertainty: Systems analysis approach to strategic planning of water resources and water infrastructure under high uncertainties and conflicting interests. IIASA Research Report. Laxenburg, Austria: RR-19-004
Komendantova, N. , Rovenskaya, E. , Strelkovskii, N. , Karabashov, N., Atakanov, N., Chekirbaev, U., Sizov, S. , Zheenaliev, Z., Ekenberg, L. , Sedighi, E., Stepanova, A., Santiago, F., & Clara, M. (2018). Connecting Regional Development, Regional Integration and Value Added Creation: Strategic Elements for Industrial Development of Kyrgyzstan. United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
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