What is Development?

Development is the improvement of the human condition so that everyone has access to their basic needs including food, water, shelter, employment, security, human rights, and human dignity

Human Development

3rd World Farmer

An excellent simulation to introduce what life is like for subsistence farmers

The Demographic Transition Model - Interactive ArcGIS Story

5 Undeniable Long-Term Trends Shaping Society’s Future (Visual Capitalist)

Aging-Urbanization-Wealth-Inequality-Environment

Development Indicators

Social Progress Index
(Website | TEDTalk

HDI: Human Development Index
OurWorldInData | UN Data

Life Expectancy, 2019
OurWorldInData

Medical doctors per 1,000 people
OurWorldInData

Median Age, 2017
Wikipedia

Electrification in Africa
(NASA EO)


UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

How can we make the world a better place by 2030?
(TED: 14:39)

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

UNDP SDGs Action

Atlas of SDGs 2020 - Progress (World Bank)

Project 17: A series of 5min videos of 17-year-olds and each SDG
(BBC News World Service)

Three steps to achieving SDGs
(TEDx 12min)

The global goals we've made progress on—and the ones we haven't (TED 14min)


Development Issues

3rd World Farmer

An excellent simulation to introduce what life is like for subsistence farmers

Egypt's Dam Problem - Geopolitics of the Nile (Wendover 17:05)

Covid Performance Index (Lowy Institute)

Three Gorges Dam, China: Building the world's largest (and most controversial) power plant (TED-Ed 5:37)