Thursday, 14th October 2010 at 05:48
The Economist is still using “industrialized” vs. “developed” world concepts. Yawn.
     Back in 2006, Hans Rosling showed us the best stats we’ve ever seen on this, showing how the “we” (the first-world industrialized West) versus “them” (the third-world developed rest) mentality is a doubtful division. Especially when it comes to most of Asia and South Asia, which have pretty much caught up.
     What’s stunning to me in the Economist map, is the wide variety of colors in South America, Africa, the Middle-East and Asia. There are huge differences—success and disasters—within each region. Just look at Liberia with an increase in hunger, and its close neighbor Ghana with a decrease of 50% or more.
—MC
theeconomist:

Daily Chart: how hunger has changed across the developing world. Since 1990, two-thirds of developing countries have reduced their populations’ hunger levels. But twenty-nine countries still suffer from “alarming” levels of hunger.

The Economist is still using “industrialized” vs. “developed” world concepts. Yawn.

     Back in 2006, Hans Rosling showed us the best stats we’ve ever seen on this, showing how the “we” (the first-world industrialized West) versus “them” (the third-world developed rest) mentality is a doubtful division. Especially when it comes to most of Asia and South Asia, which have pretty much caught up.

     What’s stunning to me in the Economist map, is the wide variety of colors in South America, Africa, the Middle-East and Asia. There are huge differences—success and disasters—within each region. Just look at Liberia with an increase in hunger, and its close neighbor Ghana with a decrease of 50% or more.

—MC

theeconomist:

Daily Chart: how hunger has changed across the developing world. Since 1990, two-thirds of developing countries have reduced their populations’ hunger levels. But twenty-nine countries still suffer from “alarming” levels of hunger.

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