When the United Nations announced UNdata, it created a way to disseminate data stretched out across 22 United Nations databases through one central application. Unfortunately, because UNdata houses 66 million records, it’s tough to get a sense of what’s going on without a visual representation.
Thankfully, Flowing Data decided to take that data and create a website called Progress, which turned the data into a graphical report on the state of the world. It was done as an effort to make this world data more visible, and as a chance to mess around with some data, so the results are both shocking and fantastic at the same time.
[Via: Some Random Dude]