Posts tagged dataviz

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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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What’s the Story with Food Loss and Waste?

According to the latest Food Price Watch, 1/4 to 1/3 of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted, annually. In regions such as Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, which are plagued with undernutrition, this translates into 400-500 calories lost per person, per day. 

Check out how much food is lost or wasted in your region. 

Source: Lipinski, et al., “Reducing Food Loss and Waste”; Gustavsson et al., “Global Food Losses and Food Waste.”

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How Easy is Doing Business in Brazil?

This interactive visualization lets you explore the business environment of different countries using data from The World Bank Group’s Doing Business project which provides quantified, comparable measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 189 economies.

Published annually since 2002, Doing Business measures the efficiency and strength of laws, regulations and institutions relevant to domestic small and medium-size companies throughout their life cycle. 

Data via:

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How Many Years Does A Woman Have?

The interactive chart below shows average “survival curves” for females from 2005-2010. You can see that in Japan about 78% of female newborns survive up to age 80, whereas about 7% of female newborns survive up to that age in Sierra Leone. 

For the same period, life expectancy at birth for females was 86 years in Japan and 47 years in Sierra Leone. Looking at survival curves shows the distribution of mortality by age whereas life expectancy just offers a snapshot for a population. 

Interested in other countries? You can select or type the names of countries in the box below the chart to see the corresponding survival curves. Read more about life expectancy on the World Bank Data Blog  and get the source code for the visualization and data on GitHub.

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Have Industrialized Countries Reduced Their CO2 Emissions Since 1990?

via PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency:


Between 1990 and 2012, the global share of CO2 emissions from industrialized countries fell from 69% to 41%. At the same time, the share from developing countries is rapidly rising.

We created this animation from an excellent interactive data visualization by PBL that asks “Are Global CO2 Emissions Still Rising?" - it’s really worth checking out.

Data from various sources including The UN, The World Bank, The IMF.

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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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How Women Fare Around The World

via The World Economic Forum

The Global Gender Gap Report 2013 benchmarks national gender gaps in 136 countries based on economic, political, education and health criteria. This interactive map visualizes a ranking of the countries evaluated.

Data available in the World Economic Forum report  and also via The Guardian’s coverage of this index. 

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Polio in Africa: 1988 vs 2012


via Voice of Ameria with data from the CDC and GPEI

Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria are the only the three countries where polio is still endemic. 

By the end of 2012, the total number of polio cases worldwide dropped 66% over the previous year to just 223. The map above shows the tremendous progress that’s been made in eradicating the disease since 1988

Tim Evans at the World Bank argues that for countries to fully eliminate polio, integrating polio eradication into routine immunization and broader health service delivery will be critical, particularly in communities where the security situation hampers highly visible health campaigns.

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The distribution of poverty is changing: who’s living on $1.25 a day?


Since 1990, more than 700 million people have risen from extreme poverty (living on US$1.25 a day or less), but more than 1 billion people remain extremely poor today. And 1 in 3 of them are children. 

How can you help raise awareness about extreme poverty on Tumblr? Add your voice to the #1dollar campaign.

Learn more about the State of The Poor [PDF Report, 2MB]

GIF via full interactive graphic from The Brookings Institution with data from the World Bank’s PovCalNet

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The World’s Commercial Shipping Routes

by Grolltech on Wikipedia: 


This map of shipping routes illustrates the present-day density of commercial shipping in the world’s oceans.

Via Reddit and Wikipedia, data from the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis