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Where is Extreme Poverty?

According to a World Bank report, about 80% of the world’s poorest people live in just 10 countries. Several smaller countries, however, actually have a greater proportion of people living in extreme poverty.


Source: Prosperity for All

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How the World’s Population Is Changing

From The Washington Post

This map shows current population growth trends, based on data from a new UNFPA report.

"The blue countries are growing, with darker blue countries growing very rapidly. Purple countries are growing slowly or are about stagnant, with less than 1% population growth every year. Red countries are actually shrinking, typically because people are leaving and/or because they’re not having enough babies, and that can cause huge problems.”


Source: United Nations Population Fund

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Which Developing Countries Receive the Most Remittances?

According to a new report, developing countries will receive $414 billion in remittances in 2013. Remittances to India and China will total $131 billion. Global remittances, including those to high-income countries, are estimated to reach $550 billion in 2013.

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Visualizing Global Internet Use

Internet Penetration

From the Oxford Internet Institute:

This visualisation illustrates the raw number of Internet users in each country as well as the percentage of the population with Internet access.


This map uses 2008 internet penetration statistics from the World Bank. The data are visualised with a cartogram in which the size of each country is drawn based on its proportion of global Internet users. The shading of each country reflects its Internet penetration rate: darker shades indicate higher levels of Internet usage amongst the population. Countries with online populations of less than approximately 2 million have been removed from the map.


We see that the map of the world’s online population presents an interesting picture of the locations of Internet users. China has the world’s largest total number of Internet users (there are currently over 400 million users in China) despite its relatively low penetration rate. The map also starkly illustrates the relatively small number of users in South America and Africa. The visualization causes South America to shrink to a size that is smaller than the United States, and Africa to skew unrecognizably on the map. We also see that there are very few countries in the Global South with high Internet penetration rates. This indicates future growth in the total number of Internet users will most likely come from areas that are currently underrepresented.

Visualization and analysis by Dr Mark Graham, Scott A. Hale and Monica Stephens in collaboration with Dr Corinne M. Flick and the  Convoco Foundation.

This map is taken from the following publication: “Graham, M., Hale, S. A. and Stephens, M. (2011)  Geographies of the World’s Knowledge . London, Convoco! Edition.”

Source: Internet Penetration via Oxford Internet Institute

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Does Educating Girls Reduce Fertility Rates?

What is the relationship between fertility rates (the average number of births per woman) and female education?

This visualization of our World Development Indicators shows that the higher the level of female education, the lower the fertility rate.

For example, in 1991, 57% of girls completed primary school in Ghana and the fertility rate was 5.5. Twenty years later, in 2011, 91% of girls completed primary school and the fertility rate was 4.1. 

Explore the bubble chart below to find out the relationship between fertility rates and female education in your country. 

Source: World Development Indicators

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How Much Do People in Different Countries Spend on Food?

Generally, as countries develop, people spend proportionally less of their household budget on food, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) data. 

The Economist visualized this dataset to show how much people in selected countries spend on food per week. 


Source: The Economist

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Visualizing the Relationship Between Internet Usage and GDP per capita

As a country’s GDP per capita increases, how do internet penetration rates change?

Ramiro Gómez, a Berlin based freelance software developer created a data visualization to show the percentage of Internet users in relation to the GDP per capita for countries from 1990 to 2011.

Get the data from the World Development Indicators



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Temperature Change by 2100

In 2012, we warned that the world temperature is on track to increase 4°C by 2100 without concerted, global action to fight climate change

How hot might your country get by 2100? Find out in the map below, or click here for the full interactive feature:

This map is based on the assumption that the world population may peak mid-century and decline thereafter. It also assumes rapid changes in economic structures and the introduction of clean and resource-efficient technologies.

Source: Climate Change Knowledge Portal

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Visualizing the Variation in Obesity Worldwide

Here’s a fine example of telling a different story by visualizing the same data from yesterday’s post in a new way. Kudos to The Guardian for making the data behind their original work easily accessible. 

From 2002 and 2010, obesity levels have increased substantially around the world:


Which countries have the greatest difference in obesity rates between men and women?


Neoformix, a Toronto-based data visualization company used data from the World Health Organization (WHO) via The Guardian to produce this series of interactive slope charts. 

The charts show by country and by continent changes in obesity levels between 2002 and 2010, as well as the difference in obesity levels between men and women within countries. 

Click on your continent in this full interactive feature to find out about the obesity level in your country. 

Source: Neoformix

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Mapping Obesity Worldwide

Who is more obese in your country: men or women?

Find out in this global map by The Guardian, which plots the World Health organization’s (WHO) gender-disaggregated obesity data by country.

Click through the full interactive feature to discover the obesity levels of men and women in any given country from 2002-2010.


Source: The Guardian