Teaching Resources

Welcome to the Our World in Data Teaching Hub. Here you will find resources for teaching and learning about global development – no background knowledge required.

For each of the topics listed below, you will find interactive teaching notes, presentation slides, charts and many other resources.

This page is work in progress, and we will be updating it regularly. If you have comments or suggestions, drop us an email: info@ourworldindata.org

Extreme Poverty

For this topic we cover the following questions:

  • What is extreme poverty? (from page 3 and onwards)
  • Why should we care about it? (from page 12 and onwards)
  • How should we tackle it? (from page 17 and onwards)

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Our World in Data articles and blog posts

Books and articles

  • Banerjee, A. V., & Duflo, E. (2012). Poor economics: A radical rethinking of the way to fight global poverty. New York: PublicAffairs.
  • Banerjee, A. V., Benabou, R., & Mookherjee, D. (2006). Understanding poverty. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Deaton, A. (2013). The great escape: health, wealth, and the origins of inequality. Princeton University Press.
  • Ravallion, M. (2016). The economics of poverty: History, measurement, and policy. Oxford University Press.

Hunger and malnutrition

For this topic we cover the following questions:

  • What is the number of undernourished people in the world and how is this changing? (from page 3 and onwards)
  • What are the main causes and determinants of hunger and malnutrition? (from page 8 and onwards)
  • What does this all mean in terms of policy? (from page 18 and onwards)

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Global Health

For this topic we cover the following questions:

  • How does the general health situation of people in poor countries compare to the health of people in rich countries? (from page 2 and onwards)
  • How are population health outcomes changing over time? (from page 7 and onwards)
  • How difficult is it to improve health outcomes in poor countries? (from page 13 and onwards)
  • What does this all mean in terms of policy? (from page 24 and onwards)

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Population Growth

For this topic we cover the following questions:

  • How many people live around the world today? (from page 2 and onwards)
  • Will humanity keep growing indefinitely? (from page 5 and onwards)
  • How will population dynamics change in the next decades? (from page 10 and onwards)
  • What’s the link between population growth and development? (from page 13 and onwards)
  • How does development lead to smaller families? (from page 17 and onwards)

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Global Education

For this topic we cover the following questions:

  • What are the private and social returns to education? (from page 2 and onwards)
  • How has the quantity and quality of education changed over time? (from page 10 and onwards)
  • What are the main challenges going forward? (from page 23 and onwards)

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Our World in Data articles and blog posts