GLOBAL DATA QUIZ

Click here to take our version of THE GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT DATA QUIZ which will give you instant feedback.

How much do you know about the current state of development of the world?

Do you know how the human population is changing on a global basis?  Is it growing or reducing?  How fast or slow?   Is it is going to reach a certain number and then level off, or keep growing indefinitely?  Maybe exponentially?

What about other metrics?

How about the numbers of low, middle and high-income people?  How has the distribution on a global basis changed over time?  Is it getting better or worse, or staying about the same?

How about child mortality rates, levels of infant vaccinations, average lifespans, access to clean water and electricity?  Rates of schooling, for females especially?  Are they getting better or worse?

Are we close to achieving the UN’s eight Millenium Development Goals?  (MDGs) Or are we slipping further and further behind?  What are the MDGs anyway?

Warning: The answers may surprise you!

Click here to take our version of THE GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT DATA QUIZ which will give you instant feedback.

or go to:

https://goo.gl/forms/T4S3htgvix73cCmu1

To take the official version of the test, Click here or go to the gapminder.org website.  (Doesn’t tell you which questions you got wrong or right)

These questions are sourced from the excellent book “Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think” by Hans Rosling,  Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund.  About this book, Bill Gates has said: “One of the most important books I’ve ever read – an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.”

Here are 3 very entertaining talks by Hans Rosling.  In them, he talks about many misconceptions which the general public have regarding efforts to improve global development outcomes and some innovative ways of looking at the data.  In short, debunking myths about the third world.  The first is more of a primer to show how the world has developed and improved over the last 200 years.