Our World in Data

The goal of the nonprofit Our World in Data is to show how living conditions and the environment have changed over decades and even centuries:

Is the world becoming more violent? Is an end to poverty possible? It’s hard to know because daily news focuses on negative single events, and misses long-lasting changes that reshape the world. …

The project was born from a frustration that we are so poorly informed about how the world is changing – we fail to notice the important developments shaping our world and are not aware what is possible for the future.

The project is based at the University of Oxford. The data and charts behind it are free.