At least 6bn people around the world live in corrupt countries, according to Transparency International’s (TI) latest ranking of perceptions of corruption in the public sector. Based on surveys with analysts and business folk, TI found 69% of countries scored less than 50 (100 being “very clean”) in its index for 2017. Somalia languished at the bottom with a score of 9; New Zealand came top with 89. TI highlights the inverse relationship between graft and free speech. ... Read more about Corruption is still rife around the world
The results of the Guardian Data/Google competition are in and this is our winner. We asked you to visualise for us how aid flows around the world - and we received so many great entries we will be showcasing more here. But the winner is Aidan Berentsen with this guide to aid spending around the world by agency which uses data from the International Aid Transparency Initiative. 'Watch the flow' to see aid over time and click on the icons at the bottom to see the map in different ways ... Read more about See how the world's aid flows with our competition winner
"When you imagine people living densely packed, you may think of New York City. But a new report from the Census Bureau shows California is home to the most densely populated metro areas in the United States," according to KPBS.
That ranking takes the population of the entire metropolitan area, and divides it by the land area of the entire metropolitan area, to provide a summary figure for the metro area (not the city).
Following last week’s launch of the Global Peace Index report, the media have been busy producing visualisations based on the Global Peace Index data. The following are a selection of innovative presentations from the World Economic Forum, Statista, EPLO and the Indy100.
All temperature & precipitation numbers are averaged from daily data for the years 2000 to 2014, collected from the National Climatic Data Center. In cases where measurements were unavailable for the entire span, only areas with at least 60 months of data were included.
Averages were restricted to this period to give you a broad based, yet current snapshot of the weather in each area.
Some areas had one weather station collecting data, while others had a number of them.