Just hearing the words ‘data’ and ‘statistics’ can put many people off. That’s why we have created tools that can be easily understood and appreciated by everyone, even though they are built from data! They are designed to be simple, good to look at and are ideal to explore in the classroom.
Imagine the world as a street. All the houses are lined up by income, the poor living to the left and the rich to the right. Everybody else is somewhere in between. What do their beds look like? How about their toilet or toothbrush? This is Dollar Street, a tool that uses photos as data to show how everybody lives.
You can see how lots of important measures (e.g. babies per woman, life expectancy) have changed over time by country or region, using our colourful Bubble Charts first seen in Hans Rosling’s popular TED talks.
A visualization showing how the number of people at each income level has changed over time.
Create your own line graphs. Select a subject (e.g. child mortality) and see how it has changed over time. Countries and regions can be compared.
See which countries rank at the top and bottom for different factors (e.g. life expectancy, population) and how it has changed over time.
Witness how the global population has grown and will continue to using this animated chart which shows how many people there are in each age group. It starts at 1950 and runs into the future, all the way up to 2100.
Use Gapminder Tools Offline
You can use our tools without an Internet connection. Install Gapminder Tools Offline on your computer. It automatically updates the data when and if you go online. Available on Windows, Mac and Linux
You are welcome to download and modify the slides we regularly use in our public presentations and TED talks, here.
You can display Gapminder’s World Health Chart in your classroom or school by printing this poster.
We have given many talks about public health, global development and people’s misconceptions. If you would like to show any in the classroom or simply to get ideas, there is a collection of videos you can watch here.