Hans Rosling shatters the myth of “developed” versus “developing” nations

Nice to be able to see that work all around the world hasn’t been in vain.. Would be nice to find out what it is that should be measured and how it is done.

If access to health and education was universal, it would be natural to arrive at a point where powerful countries would be those with resources, freedom to manage them and good negotiation skills.. Prices would be fairer and economic gain spread.

For each region, country, province, city, town, village, clan: Let’s find out how things are, why they are that way, how they could improve and if they are improving..

TED Blog

Hans Rosling has given nine TED Talks, each sharing a carefully measured dataset to change misconceptions about global issues. Now, the Gates Foundation shares a new demonstration from Rosling. Here, using powerful moving charts, Rosling shatters the fallacy of the “developed” world versus the “developing” world. By looking at the facts, we are able to see that child mortality rates in poorer countries have been steadily decreasing over the past 50 years. Now, those so-called “developing” countries are almost equal to the numbers of the wealthier nations. By 2030, there will be no difference.

What will persist, however? The perception. “It is only by measuring,” says Rosling, “that we can cross the river of myths.”

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