Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Hans Rosling's new insights on poverty

Researcher Hans Rosling uses his cool data tools to show how countries are pulling themselves out of poverty. He demos Dollar Street, comparing households of varying income levels worldwide. Then he does something really amazing.

In Hans Rosling’s hands, data sings. Global trends in health and economics come to vivid life. And the big picture of global development—with some surprisingly good news—snaps into sharp focus.

NOTE: the visual quality of this presentation is not the best. Put up with it. As you will discover, its rewards far outweigh the minor irritation of the fuzzy visual images. Trust me on this!



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