The International Monetary Fun (Monopoly Version)
This game will be a modofied version of monopoly. However it will be about a different economy issue that we have today because of capitalism. The World Trade Organization created the International Monetary Fund years after countries were going decolonization. These countries are currently know as "Third World", and are horribly in dept. After decolonization countries knew that they could not survive on their own economy and products. In order to get their economy started they signed treaties with the IMF in order to gain money. The IMF then placed SAP's on these countries that make the money almost impossible to pay off. Countries are currently horribly in dept, and this game will allow people to understand how these countries are suffering and how the IMF needs different policies. It is also evident in the game that the IMF should allow these developing countries to rely on their own economy and products.
Research: SAPs encourage countries to focus on the production and export of primary commodities such as cocoa and coffee to earn foreign exchange. But these commodities have notoriously erratic prices subject to the whims of global markets which can depress prices just when countries have invested in these so-called 'cash crops'.
By devaluing the currency and simultaneously removing price controls, the immediate effect of a SAP is generally to hike prices up three or four times, increasing poverty to such an extent that riots are a frequent result.
The term "Structural Adjustment Program" has gained such a negative connotation that the World Bank and IMF launched a new initiative, the Poverty Reduction Strategy Initiative, and makes countries develop Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSP). While the name has changed, with PRSPs, the World Bank is still forcing countries to adopt the same types of policies as SAPs.
Designer: Players play as the IMF
Players go around the board trying to implement saps on third world countries
They put their company's and buisness into these countries
Lower down the capital of these countries
cut down education and also take needs from the people in these developing countries
IMF makes children and people work in factories for very little money.