Everyone lives on Dollar StreetJanuary 18th, 2018
Imagine all people in the World lived along one long street. And imagine all houses were sorted by income. The poorest to the left. The richest to the right. What would it look like, and where would you live? Back in 2003 Anna got obsessed with the idea of making such systematic photo documentation of […]
Aha! Now I get how everybody lives!January 18th, 2018
Dollar Street is a visual framework created by Anna Rosling Rönnlund, co-founder of Gapminder, for understanding how everybody lives across the world. It combines photos of the everyday lives of families in more than 52 countries with income data to provide a fact-based worldview that everyone can understand.
How not to be ignorant about the worldJanuary 18th, 2018
In this TED Talk Hans Rosling presents the results of our public surveys that shows that people don’t know key aspects of global development. And Ola Rosling shows that this has nothing to do with intelligence. It’s a problem of factual knowledge. Facts don’t come naturally. Drama and opinions do. Factual knowledge has to be learned. So Ola teachers 4 […]
Updated Gapminder World Poster 2015!December 15th, 2016
Thanks to all Gapminders on Facebook for feedback on the previous version! We have updated the graph with the latest Life Expectancy numbers from IHME! Click here to download the PDF file. Suitable for print. This chart was produced in December 2016. This chart shows the Life Expectancy and Income of 182 nations in the […]
Singapore in a Global PerspectiveJanuary 7th, 2016
The change from large to small families reflects dramatic changes in peoples lives. In this TEDx video Hans Rosling talks about how this change plays out in Sweden, Singapore and in his own life.
Don’t Panic — End PovertyOctober 7th, 2015
Hans Rosling asks: Has the UN gone mad? The United Nations just announced their boldest goal ever: To eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, already by 2030. Looking at the realities of extremely poor people the goal seems impossible. The rains didn’t fall in Malawi this year. The poor farmers Dunstar & Jenet, gather […]
Dollar StreetFebruary 1st, 2015
Explore households on Dollar Street. The poorest to the left and the richest to the right. Everybody else live somewhere inbetween.
Gapminder World Poster 2013December 27th, 2014
This chart compares Life Expectancy & GDP per capita of 182 nations in the year 2013. Each bubble is a country. Size is population. Color is region. People live longer in countries with a higher GDP per capita. No high income countries have really short life expectancy, and no low income countries have very long life […]
Will saving poor children lead to overpopulation?February 7th, 2014
Hans Rosling explains a very common misunderstanding about the world: That saving the poor children leads to overpopulation. Not only is it not right, it’s the other way around!
Ignorance Survey in the USA 2013December 10th, 2013
In November 2013 Gapminder conducted an Ignorance Survey in the US for the first time. This study was done in collaboration with Novus Group International AB and KnowledgePanel. We asked ten basic questions about the today’s world to a web panel that was representative of adults in the US. Here are the results: Results from the […]
Don’t Panic – The Facts About PopulationNovember 20th, 2013
The world might not be as bad as you might believe! “Don’t Panic” is a one-hour long documentary produced by Wingspan Productions and broadcasted on BBC on the 7th of November 2013. The visualizations are based on original graphics and stories by Gapminder and the underlaying data-sources are listed here. Hans presents some results from our UK Ignorance Survey […]
Sources for data shown in DON´T PANICNovember 7th, 2013
DON´T PANIC, is a one-hour documentary film produced by Wingspan Productions for This World on BBC2 and others. The film covers world population, income distribution and the use of fossil fuel. The presenter, Professor Hans Rosling, is the co-founder of Gapminder Foundation, and Gapminder also supplied the data shown in the program and the educational concepts […]
Highlights from Ignorance survey in the UKNovember 3rd, 2013
Highlights from the first UK survey re ignorance of global trends. A preliminary summary by Hans Rosling, Gapminder Foundation, 3 Nov, 2013 Gapminder’s mission is to fight devastating ignorance about the world with a fact-based worldview that everyone can understand. We started the Ignorance Project to measure what people know and don´t know about major global trends. Read […]
BBC2 7 Nov 9pmOctober 31st, 2013
BBC2 at 9 pm 7 Nov will broadcast DON´T PANIC, a documentary in which Hans Rosling use Gapminder style graphics to explain major global trends re population, economy and energy. http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2013/45/this-world-hans-rosling.html A trailer with the new Yardstick of Wealth for the world is available here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpdyCJi3Ib4
The River of MythsMay 16th, 2013
Hans Rosling is debunking the River of Myths about the developing world. By measuring the progress in the once labeled “developing countries”, preventable child mortality can be history by the year 2030.
Gapminder World 2012 (PDF)August 31st, 2012
Health and wealth for all countries. Excellent for print (PDF).
200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 MinutesDecember 21st, 2010
Instead of studying history one year at the university, you can watch this video for less than five minutes.
Life Expectancy PowerPointOctober 5th, 2010
Life expectancy is a very important measure when we compare the health of different countries. Teach your students what it measures.
Gapminder HIV presentationApril 27th, 2010
Use this animated presentation when you lecture about HIV.
Download to your own computer – manuscript included.
What stops population growth?January 25th, 2009
Poor children may as well die? Time to learn what population growth really is about.
Human Development Trends, 2005November 6th, 2008
A complete package of animations for your lecture. Available in many languages.
Has the World Become a Better Place?November 17th, 2006
Is the world a better place? We outline major trends from 1962 to 2003.
We’re looking for a Head of Media ProductionNovember 29th, 2018
Job Description During the past 10 years Gapminder has become world famous for explaining a fact-based worldview and for teaching Factfulness. We have built a huge global online audience, but most of our ideas haven’t been published yet, because we are missing an effective process for finalizing and delivering new content to our audience. […]
Minorities and global healthMay 4th, 2018
Helena Nordenstedt presents the Global Health Framework, which can help you to understand how income is related to health. Basically, low income countries tend to have a lower life expectancy than countries in higher income levels. She shows that minority groups within countries (in all income levels) generally have a lower life expectancy than the rest […]
First Newsroom becoming Gapminder CertifiedApril 5th, 2018
Announcement: Today the team behind SVT Rapport is the first newsroom in the world to get the Gapminder Global Fact Certificate! On September 14, 2017, we visited SVT Rapport, a newsroom of SVT, the Swedish national public TV broadcaster, which is one of the most trusted news sources in Sweden. We tested their core team […]
Using photos as data to understand how people liveJanuary 18th, 2018
Dollar Street is the brainchild of Anna Rosling where she uses photos as data to make everyday life on different income all over the World easy to understand! It is a free website with 300+ homes from 52 countries ordered by income. Imagine all people in the World lived on the same street, the poorest to the […]
Happy birthday Dollar Street!October 18th, 2017
Today is Dollar Street’s first birthday. And what a year it has been! Dollar Street has grown from 160 to more than 260 homes. And it is now available in English, Spanish and Swedish! Our mission has been to show how people around the world really live. And Dollar Street has received an overwhelming response! […]