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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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It’s Our Birthday!


Top Countries that Visit Us

  1. United States
  2. United Kingdom
  3. India
  4. Canada
  5. Netherlands
  6. France
  7. Germany
  8. Australia
  9. Indonesia


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Tumblr - You are the best. Thank you for giving the data and design nerds of the world who want to end poverty a space to call home.

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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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Access to Energy Worldwide

Another way to visualize global access to energy, from The Economist

"Some 1.7 billion people gained access to electricity, and 1.6 billion to modern fuels for household cooking between 1990 and 2010. The world’s population increased by a similar amount, so the proportion of those who have access to modern energy sources rose."


Source: Global Tracking Framework

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Where in the World Do People Lack Access to Electricity?

Did you know that worldwide 1.2 billion people—almost equal to the population of India— lack access to electricity?

The new Global Tracking Framework Report (pdf) presents detailed country-level and global data that outline challenges as countries try to provide universal access to modern energy.

Check out the top 20 countries where people lack access to electricity.

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How People Use Mobile Phones in Emerging Markets in Asia

Social media apps are the most commonly used mobile apps in emerging countries in Asia, according to a survey conducted by Jana, a Boston-based mobile technology company. For example, 87% of respondents in Indonesia have social media apps on their mobile phones. The second most common mobile apps are games. 

Jana surveyed over 3000 people in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Vietnam to find out how mobile phones are being used. Explore the results in their interactive infographic.

Tell Us About Your Phone | Create infographics

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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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Latin America Has More Mobile Phones Than People

Latin America has surpassed 100% mobile phone penetration. On average, there are 107 mobile phones per 100 people across the region.

However, this doesn’t mean everyone in Latin America has a phone or that there’s connectivity everywhere. According to data from Informa, many people in urban areas have more than one phone, but there are still some 178 Million people - 30% of the region’s population -  without access to mobile services.

You can customize the visualization above in Google Public Data explorer and you can access further data on mobile penetration from the World Development Indicators and the GSMA.

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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