Most Popular World Bank Charts Of 2017: Youth Bulge, Stunting, Disasters

These interactive charts, says a World Bank data scientist, paint a "pretty good" picture of the world.
Source: UNICEF-WHO-The World Bank: Joint child malnutrition estimates 2016

Since 2015, Tariq Khokhar, a data scientist, has been compiling an annual list of top charts from the World Bank. It's a mix of the group's most popular research and what's been trending in the news that year.

The list of charts for 2017, co-produced by his colleague Donna Barne, paint a "pretty good" picture of the world, "as most of human progress

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