The future of livelihoods: Hyper-frugality

Future possibility #1

It's 2030 and the world is affected by multiple crises, driven by climate change and conflict. Fragile states in Africa are particularly affected. Migration flows have been stemmed by hard borders.

Development and humanitarian efforts focus on in-place resilience for at-risk communities and chronically displaced people. Leveraging traditional cultures of self-sufficiency and repair or reuse, communities are creating networked frugal circular economies.



This "provocation" formed part of Bond and Forum for the Future’s workshop, "collaborating for positive futures in a changing world of work", which explored the future of jobs and livelihoods in 2030-2035. Click here to see the other provocations