Simulation/gaming in Third World Development Planning

Abstract

Simulation/games have been widely used in many disciplines to represent the complexities of multiple decisions under conditions of uncertainty. They have been used in military training exercises for over 150 years, in business management training for over 30 years, and in urban planning for almost 20 years. Through deliberate abstraction of a problem to its basic elements, simula-tion games allow participants of widely varying backgrounds to gain an overview of problems that can clarify and broaden their perspective when they are faced with similar but more detailed issues in the real world. In addition to providing an overview, games also collapse time, enabling a player to see the effects of decisions over many years in the course of a few hours of play.

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@inproceedings{Dandekar2009SimulationgamingIT, title={Simulation/gaming in Third World Development Planning}, author={Hemalata C. Dandekar and Allan Feldt}, year={2009} }