The USA leads the way

Hans Rosling again, this time explaining to the US State Department that datasets beat mindsets. He shows them (among other things) that even in sub-Saharan Africa has countries as advanced and well off as the US. is today. He says to beware of lumping all of Africa together. Within parts of the poorest sub-Saharan countries are areas of prosperity. Aid needs to be targeted and the US has led the world in doing aid correctly.

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If you’ve not discovered Gapminder, try it. It’s amazing. It shows demographic trends. Graphically.

Click here and see how life expectancy at birth and number of children born per woman changes.

Here, Hans Rosling explains his reasons for developing Gapminder and how it helps to debunk myths about the developed and developing world. From TED Talks 2006.


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