Cantor's World

  • Intended Audience

    Students, educators, economists.

  • Keywords

    Inclusive wealth, computer supported game, GDP, HDI, learning, economics

  • Type

    Computer Supported Game

  • Number of Players

    5 - 25 players


A journey toward sustainability.

At the Rio+20 Summit in 2012, a trio of organizations under the UN umbrella released an Inclusive Wealth Report. The report spoke about an ‘Inclusive Wealth Index’ (IWI) to measure a nation’s development. Indicators already in use to understand development and progress such as GDP (Gross Domestic Product) and HDI (Human Development Index) do not consider environmental issues and its subsequent impact on our future.

The IWI is a way to acknowledge and articulate the interconnectedness of the economy, environment, and human well-being. The game Cantor’s World has been designed for students and policy makers to learn how the IWI complements other indices. In the game players can experiment with different policy choices and experience first hand the tug-of-war between short-term results and long-term sustainability.

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This research is funded and being carried out in collaboration with UNESCO MGIEP.




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