April 29th, 2010

Angus Maddison has passed away

24 April 2010, professor Angus Maddison passed away at the age of 83. Maddison was an economist and economic historian and a pioneer in exploring the broad developments of the world through statistics.

April 21st, 2010

Free data from the World Bank

Yesterday (April 20, 2010) the World Bank reveiled that it will offer free access to a huge amount of development statistics. This bold and longly awaited step to liberate the data gives students, researchers, designers, journalists and organizations access to important statistics.

March 29th, 2010

Hans explains Population Growth with Lego

An interview with Hans Rosling for Ericsson’s “2020 Shaping Ideas” project.

March 11th, 2010

A brand new

As you can see, Gapminder’s web site has got a facelift, but also some helpful new features. Here are the most important new features that will help you explore the world with Gapminder.

December 1st, 2009

Rosling on “100 top global thinker”-list

Hans Rosling, founder and director of Gapminder, is one of the world’s “100 most important global thinkers” of 2009, according to Foreign Policy Magazine.

November 30th, 2009

Visualizing Swedish development aid

Using Googles Motion Chart and tools from IBM, we have tried to visualize the data on Sweden’s development aid. The graphs can be found under Gapminder Labs.