Our world is changing

Explore the ongoing history of human civilization at the broadest level, through research and data visualization.
Living conditions around the world are changing rapidly. Explore how and why.

We mourn the death of Hans Rosling (1948–2017), co-founder of Gapminder.

An energetic educator, a clear thinker, and a generous man, Hans' enthusiasm and sincerity have been — and will continue to be — a true inspiration for our work.

Find out more about the very important work of Hans Rosling and the Gapminder team at Gapminder.org


Ongoing collections of research and data by topic. Entries marked with are the most complete.


Visual histories spanning multiple topics.