Hans Rosling's New Insights on Poverty| 18mins
Director: TED | Producer: TED
Focus Years: 2007 | Country: United States
Researcher Hans Rosling uses his cool data tools to show how countries are pulling themselves out of poverty. He demos Dollar Street, comparing households of varying income levels worldwide. Then he does something really amazing. Even the most worldly and well-traveled among us will have their perspectives shifted by Hans Rosling. A professor of global health at Swedenâ€™s Karolinska Institute, his current work focuses on dispelling common myths about the so-called developing world, which (he points out) is no longer worlds away from the west. In fact, most of the third world is on the same trajectory toward health and prosperity, and many countries are moving twice as fast as the west did.