September 2018 - webButler

Gapminder: Statistical facts graphically displayed

The foundation has its roots in Stockholm, Sweden, and was founded in 2005. Instead of grants, the foundation offers a tool to display a chosen set of data in graphical simulations.

The displayed data is delivered by the UN, World Bank, OECD, WHO and other international organizations.

Two indicators can be chosen and compared; for example military expenditure as % of GDP for the y-axis, and CO2 emissions in tonnes per person for the x-axis:

Alternatively, one indicator can be displayed on the world map, for military expenditure as % of GDP:

All available countries, or a selection of chosen countries can be displayed. To monitor the development over time, click on „Play“.

Why not try it yourself:


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