The Balkan region is well known for being one of the most corrupt places in Europe. Political instability makes the region prone to unwise and unsustainable foreign investments. Hydropower is erroneously seen as a renewable source of energy, however, there is now plenty of evidence that supports the claim that hydropower dams are far from sustainable. A complex system of subsidies and foreign investments enable this hydropower development, which is further driven by corruption. This complex system is hard to comprehend if you did not grow up with it.
The Corruption Game is a ‘serious game’, designed by Kasper Sluiter from the TU Delft. Through consecutive scenarios, this game shows the widespread presence of corruption in the world of hydropower development and river conservation. The game can be played by 6 people, who take the roles of the investment bank, the mayor, the company, an activist or a local of the riverside village. It is a useful tool for schools and universities as well as for organisations that operate in countries where corruption prevails. It demonstrates the complexity of corruption and how these challenges can be overcome.
From 2020 onwards, this game will be available for rent and possibly for sale. To get a better idea of the potential application of this game, we would love to hear from anyone interested. Please let us know which scenario you would want to use this game for. Get in touch through our contact form, which you find here.