June 1

The UN Says a New Computer Simulation Tool Could Boost Global Development

By Will Douglas Heaven

The United Nations is endorsing a computer simulation tool that it believes will help governments tackle the world’s biggest problems, from gender inequality to climate change.

In 2015, UN member states signed up for a set of 17 sustainable-development goals that are due to be reached by 2030. They include things like “zero poverty,” “no hunger,” and “affordable and clean energy.” Ambitious is an understatement.

Photo courtesy of Isriya Paireepairit.

Source: MIT Technology Review (link opens in a new window)

global development, poverty alleviation, public policy