New teaching notes from Our World in Data

Over the last years we heard from many teachers and lecturers who use our work in their teaching, and in our recent survey we learned (here) more about what you need from us for teaching.

Responding to your request I am currently developing new resources to support those who use Our World in Data in teaching and learning about global development. As part of this effort, I have put together a brand new set of teaching notes for five of our most popular topics.

These new teaching notes provide a narrative around key interactive data visualizations so that we hope you can directly use these slides for your classes.

Here is the list of the slide decks we have produced so far. These are like lecture slides: Just click on the topic you are interested in and move through the slides with the arrow keys on your keyboard.

This is only a first step and we wanted to make them available before the academic year starts. We will be updating and extending these teaching notes, and we expect to launch soon a 'teaching hub' with more resources for students and educators. For updates on this, you can subscribe to our newsletter here. And if you have any comments or suggestions to improve these teaching notes, send me an email to

Links to teaching notes in PowerPoint format

In case you find it helpful, here is a copy of the teaching notes in PowerPoint format. These files embed static charts and can be viewed and edited offline.

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    author = {Esteban Ortiz-Ospina},
    title = {New teaching notes from Our World in Data},
    journal = {Our World in Data},
    year = {2018},
    note = {}
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