Google is now hosting Gapminder development visualization software that allows the interactive visualization and animation of several world development statistics, showing world development trends over roughly the past thirty years (ranges vary among data sources) . Indicators include: CO2 emissions/capita, Child mortality, Fertility, Economic growth, Income/capita, Life expectancy, Military budget, Girl/Boys in School, Population, and […]
Hans Rosling founded Gapminder, a non-profit that focuses on visualizing development data, such as UN Human Develop reports. A good talk of his on global development and visualization is available from TED Talks. I’ve mentioned Gapminder and Hans Rosling previously in the posts Has the world become a better place and Visualizing human development.
Hans Rosling shows how visualizing public health statistics can communicate development and inequality on the BBC show the Joy of stats. The BBC writes: Despite its light and witty touch, the film nonetheless has a serious message – without statistics we are cast adrift on an ocean of confusion, but armed with stats we can […]
1) FAO is granting free and open access to its central data repository, FAOSTAT, the world’s largest and most comprehensive statistical database on food, agriculture, and hunger. 2) FAO statistics on production of crops, fruits, livestock, oil crops, and others can be analyzed in Gapminder. 3) How many plants feed the world on Agricultural Biodiversity […]
The Economists looks at recent declines in fertility discusses current projections of world population, and how changes in a country’s demographic structure shape its economic development (but it doesn’t mention the role of urbanization). In Fertility and living standards it writes: Sometime in the next few years (if it hasn’t happened already) the world will […]
Canada ranks #6 in the world according the UN’s annual report on human development. Back in the 1990s Canada ranked number #1, a fact frequently trumpeted by the Canadian government. Today, are Canadians worse off?The human development report ranks countries using an index that combines three aspects of human development: living a long and healthy […]
Gapminder, which I mentioned in March 2005, has a nice visualization that shows changes in family size and child mortality between 1960 and 2003 to address the question – has the world become a better place? The visualization shows huge changes in child mortality and family size, with some countries in Africa lagging behind. This […]
Gapminder is a Swedish NGO that has produced a variety of visualizations of Human Development data for the web. They have some very nicely done animations of changes in human development over time, including some visualizations of how different nations are on track (or not) to meet the Millenium Development Goals.