Development Issues

Organizations Working to Prevent or Treat Global Infectious Diseases

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International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Doctors Without Borders

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Organizations Working to Prevent or Treat Global Infectious Diseases

This picture gives the reader some basic information about two organizations working to prevent and treat global infectious diseases in the developing world. ... Read more about Organizations Working to Prevent or Treat Global Infectious Diseases

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Relationship Between GDP Per Capita and the Global Gender Gap Index of 2009

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World Economic Forum

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Relationship Between GDP Per Capita and the Global Gender Gap Index of 2009

This graph shows the relationship between per capita GDP of individual countries (or the average amount earned per person per year) and the Global Gender Gap Index Score (or the amount of money a woman makes for every dollar earned by a man with the same job). There is a clear, positive correlation between per capita GDP and the Gender Gap Index Score. ... Read more about Relationship Between GDP Per Capita and the Global Gender Gap Index of 2009

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Global Education Levels

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UNESCO Institute of Statistics

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Global Education Levels

This combined image shows the number of years children and young adults attend school. Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and the Middle East, and North Africa are the three most education-deficient regions as shown on the map. The bottom graph depicts the distribution of years spent in school, showing the number of years spent in pre-school, grammar/secondary school, and post-secondary school by region.  ... Read more about Global Education Levels

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World Literacy Rates (1985-2005)

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http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=838865&show=html

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World Literacy Rates (1985-2005)

This chart shows both global and regional literacy rates over a period of twenty years (1985-2005). While overall global levels have risen dramatically, education for women and in the least developed countries continues to lag. ... Read more about World Literacy Rates (1985-2005)

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Global Undernourishment (2006)

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Percentage_population_undernourished_world_map.PNG

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Global Undernourishment (2006)

This map shows the percentage of the population that is undernourished (the World Health Organization's standard of measuring hunger) by country. Sub-Saharan Africa, all of Asia, and Latin America are hunger hotspots, with a minimum of 5% of the population undernourished. ... Read more about Global Undernourishment (2006)

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World Food Price Increases Over Time

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, International Food Policy Research Institute

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World Food Price Increases Over Time

This is a combination of two images. The top chart shows the increase in the prices of rice, wheat, and maize from 2005 to 2011. These three crops are the major food staples in most developing countries. The graph underneath depicts the World Food Price Index, which measures the increase in world food prices over time. Since 2007, world food prices have increased dramatically, contributing to the cycle of poverty in the developing world. ... Read more about World Food Price Increases Over Time

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Major Causes of Death of Children and Infants (2000-2003)

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http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/83/4/interview0405/en/index1.html

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Major Causes of Death of Children and Infants (2000-2003)

This chart shows the major causes of death of children (5 years and under) and infants using data from 2000 to 2003. These diseases are mostly preventable or treatable, demonstrating the importance of prenatal care, access to healthcare, and female health education. ... Read more about Major Causes of Death of Children and Infants (2000-2003)

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Deaths Due to Global Infectious Diseases (By Region) in 2004

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http://www.smartglobalhealth.org/issues/entry/infectious-diseases/

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Deaths Due to Global Infectious Diseases (By Region) in 2004

This graph shows the distribution of deaths caused by infectious diseases. It depicts both the global distribution of disease-related deaths and the regional breakdown of deaths caused by these diseases. All of these diseases are either treatable or preventable, demonstrating the lack of access to proper healthcare and health education in the developing world. ... Read more about Deaths Due to Global Infectious Diseases (By Region) in 2004

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Availability of Drinking Water and Sanitation Over Time

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http://www.grid.unep.ch/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=73&Itemid=400&lang=en&project_id=1E27F302

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Availability of Drinking Water and Sanitation Over Time

This graph charts global progress in providing access to drinking water and access to sanitation. The Millennium Development Goal numbers are plotted at the end of the graph for comparison of actual progress versus the UN's plan. ... Read more about Availability of Drinking Water and Sanitation Over Time

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