is a new educational site that gives you access to updated
statistics for a fact-based education in order to
ensure a greater understanding of the world without prejudice
site participates in the World Bank’s "apps for development
”competition. Many of the tables and graphs raise awareness of
Millennium Development Goals
in order for teachers and students to understand and monitor the progress
towards a world free of poverty.
The impressive online database from the World
Bank is a huge step forward in sharing development statistics
worldwide. However, the site is so extensive that students and
teachers might "get lost" in the maze of figures and facts.
This site focuses on themes we know are discussed
in classrooms all over the world and provides easily accessible
and pedagogically elaborated tables and graphs with relevant
Development statistics becomes increasingly
relevant during the latter years of second level education and
our primary target therefore is aimed at second level students.
Other levels are not excluded however, as all of us, young and
old, should be concerned about "the state of the world" today,
yesterday and tomorrow. Under "Facts for Children" you can find
data for younger students from around ten years of age and
The site provides tables, graphs and maps which
illustrate the large global and regional disparities in
standards of living and follow current trends and developments;
some countries and regions are developing very fast and are
closing historical gaps while others are growing more slowly and
therefore fall behind. Disparities however, exist on local,
national, regional and global levels.
The tables and figures are sometimes
self-explanatory, but you must provide the analysis, conclusions
and the sufficient critical thinking to explore the material
fully. The world is changing rapidly and updated statistics