The World Bank’s online game ‘EVOKE’ gives aspiring alchemists aged 13 and up the tools to build “creative solutions to our most urgent social problems.” A response to failures of conventional, country-led development and primarily designed for Africa’s youth population where a 6.7 per cent internet access rate will no doubt ensure a statistically significant range of opinions, ‘EVOKE’ bestows upon successful players the platitude of “certified ‘EVOKE’ social innovator – class of 2010”. Rumours abound that ‘EVOKE’ is little more than a big budget parody of ‘INVOKE’, designed as “a crash course in saving capitalism”. We leave it to YOU wise reader, to decide.
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Review maintains inadequate and inconsistent approach to economic and gender inequality, as well as climate change.
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