Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

If you can’t find an answer to your question below, please feel free to reach out to our team on [email protected]. Kindly note that we receive a lot of questions and requests, so we might take a bit of time to get back to you – but we will.

General

Is Gapminder non-profit?

Is there a political agenda behind Gapminder, why are you doing this?

Where do I find your privacy policy?

Where do I find your terms of use?

How can I contribute to Gapminder?

Where can I find your FAQ regarding donations?

How can I contact the Gapminder team?

Who should I contact to request a speaker from Gapminder?

What is creative commons licence?

How do I cite Gapminder?

How may I use your videos?
– Can I show your videos on a conference I am arranging?
– Can I show your videos and other material in the classroom?
– Can I create teaching material and course with your material?
– Can I download all your data and make my own visualisations?

 

Worldview Upgrader

Where can I find the Privacy Policy for the Worldview Upgrader?

 

Gapminder Tools

Can I buy the software to make my own animations?
I would like to suggest a new indicator for Gapminder Tools
I have data, can Gapminder help me to share it?
Can I download Gapminder Tools?
How do I use Gapminder graphics in my presentation?

How may I use Gapminder Tools?
– Can I make a screen dump and publish it on my webpage?
– Can I make a screen dump and publish it in a book?
– Can I publish a graph in a newspaper?
– Can I show Gapminder Tools on an exhibition?

Gapminder Tools is not working. What can I do?

 

Dollar Street

Please see our specific FAQ regarding Dollar Street here

 

General

Is Gapminder non-profit?

Yes, read more here

Is there a political agenda behind Gapminder, why are you doing this?

Gapminder’s work serves a purpose of filling a gap. There has been a market failure in distributing global data. A lot of people are interested in the data, but don’t get access to it (and if they manage to access the data, they need to be advanced statisticians to analyze it). Gapminder wants to make data more accessible and easier to use for instant visual analysis. We believe decision makers, politicians as well as education at almost all levels lack adequate tools.

There is no political agenda behind the work. The idea is that all people, independently of their political agenda, should get free access to already existing statistics about global development to easily improve their understanding about the complex society.

Where can I find Gapminder’s Privacy Policy?

You can find Gapminder’s Privacy Policy here

Where can I find Gapminder’s Terms of Use?

You can find Gapminder’s Terms of Use here

How can I contribute to Gapminder?

Please visit our get involved page here

You can also donate to Gapminder here

Where can I find your FAQ regarding donations?

Please see our specific FAQ regarding donations here

How can I contact the Gapminder team?

Please find our contact details here

Who should I contact to request a speaker from Gapminder?

If you would like to make an inquiry then please fill out this form or contact [email protected]

Please note that we receive a lot of requests and therefore have very limited possibilities to accept new assignments.

What is Creative Commons licence?

Most of our educational material is published under creative commons licence, you can read more about the licence here

How do I cite Gapminder?

For the data it depends. Gapminder is not the data provider in most cases.
On our data page we have listed the indicators with the data provider. In some cases it says “various sources”. This means that the data set was compiled by Gapminder.
In those cases you give //www.gapminder.org/data/ as the source.
In all other cases, you should give the data provider as source
I.e: Aid given (% of GNI) Source: OECD QWIDS through www.gapminder.org

If you are showing a graph or other material, please give:
Source: Free material from www.gapminder.org

How may I use your videos?

Can I show your videos on a conference I am arranging?
Yes, but please see TEDTalks usage policy if you are planning to show any of Hans’, Anna’s or Ola’s TED talks.

Can I show your videos and other material in the classroom?
Yes.

Can I create teaching material and course with your material?
Yes, please do! We are very interested to look at your material, so please feel free to send us an email and tell us how you use it in your classroom. Please have a look at our teachers page

Can I download all your data and make my own visualisations?
No. You can download the data from Gapminder but you will have to check the terms of use for each indicator with the data provider.

 

Worldview Upgrader

Where can I find the Privacy Policy for the Worldview Upgrader?

You can find the Privacy Policy for the Worldview Upgrader here

 

Gapminder Tools

Can I buy the software to make my own animations?

Gapminder Tools is free and comes with built-in data. You can use it online or download it. The offline version also allows you to create your own animated bubble charts, line charts and so on. See this tutorial for more info. Also have a look at Google’s free Motion Chart Gadget and Public Data Explorer, where you can visualize your own data.

I would like to suggest a new indicator for Gapminder Tools

Please send an email to [email protected]

I have data, can Gapminder help me to share it?

In Gapminder Tools we have collected over 400 indicators on global development. We have limited resources to upload new indicators, but if you have data that you think would fit Gapminder Tools, please contact us at: [email protected].org
The minimum requirements for the data we use in Gapminder Tools are:

  • That the data has documented sources and methods of compilation.
  • That the time series are indicators for countries and territories of the world.
  • That the time series extend at least over 5 years.

Can I download Gapminder Tools?

Yes, you can. Gapminder Tools Offline is an application that you install on your computer. It has the same graphs and indicators as Gapminder Tools and automatically checks for updates when connection is available, so that you always have the latest data in your computer.

How do I use Gapminder graphics in my presentation?

There are several ways you can use Gapminder in your presentation. The easiest way is to download and install Gapminder Tools Offline. Once installed, it works like any application or program on your computer.

  • Before your presentation prepare and save your favorite graphs in Gapminder Tools Offline, then they are easy to find during your presentation.
  • Switch between Gapminder Tools Offline and your PowerPoint or Keynote presentation (alt+tab on PC and cmd+tab on Mac).

If you have a reliable internet connection during your presentation or if you couldn’t install Gapminder Tools Offline before you presentation, you can of course use the online version of Gapminder Tools.

  • Then it is a good idea to open your different Gapminder Tools-graphs in different tabs in your web-browser before you start.
  • As with the offline app you can naturally switch between Gapminder Tools running in the browser and your PowerPoint/Keynote the same way (alt+tab on PC and cmd+tab on Mac).

How may I use Gapminder Tools?

Can I make a screen dump and publish it on my webpage?
Yes, as long as your purpose is educational, informational or non-commercial and you give the source: “Free material from www.gapminder.org”

Can I make a screen dump and publish it in a book?
Yes, as long as your purpose is educational, informational or non-commercial and you give the source: “Free material from www.gapminder.org”

Can I publish a graph in a newspaper?
Yes, as long as your purpose is educational, informational or non-commercial and you give the source: “Free material from www.gapminder.org”

Can I show Gapminder Tools on an exhibition?
Yes, as long as your purpose is educational, informational or non-commercial and you give the source: “Free material from www.gapminder.org”

Gapminder Tools is not working. What can I do?

Let us know on [email protected] Please be specific and send along all info that can help us investigate the issue: what is your device, operating system, web browser? How doesn’t it work? Describe what’s broken, include screenshots, a link to the page. Write steps that brought you to the broken state.

In urgent cases write to the maintainer Angie on [email protected]