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:
Download the offline application, handouts, and presentations: www.gapminder.org/downloads/