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Mind the gap* (in global development data!) by ifyouonlyreadonethingthisweek
July 26, 2006, 8:16 pm
Filed under: If you only have 15 mins, Web sites

Paul Currion in his blog Humanitarian Info recommends a fascinating web site ‘Gap Minder‘. The site seeks to distribute information about global development indicators, and software to better visualise indicators. It’s quite amazing what can be done very easily these days. If you don’t have much time, go straight to the most interesting graph, which lets you plot millennium development goals on two axes of a graph, or on a map. Quite startling.
For those with more time, the interactive presentation for the 2005 UNDP human development report is also an absolute riot.

Should provide some inspiration for next time you are presenting your project indicators!

* UK culture 101 – the phrase “Mind the gap” is universally announced at railway stations in the UK as trains arrive or depart, and refers to the (potentially dangerous) gap between the train and the station.

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Fascinating tool.
Welcome (back) to the ECB world…

Comment by Matt Bannerman

Thanks Matt – it’s good to be back!

Comment by ifyouonlyreadonethingthisweek

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