CategorySocio-Economic Transitions

Socio-Economic Atlas of Kenya

Where in Kenya are most people poor, and where are the most poor people? Is Kenya’s richest county also the one with the greatest inequality? And where is the difference in wealth between the poorest and the richest people biggest? We answer these and more questions about welfare, poverty, and inequality in Kenya by means of interactive visualizations based on the recently published Socio-Economic Atlas of Kenya. 

Migration patterns in Nepal: where do people go to for work

Labour migration in Nepal has existed for centuries, however for some years the rate has increased dramatically reaching about 1500 person per day leaving the country to find work abroad. How can migration flowpaths be visualized? Who and how many travel to what country for what reason? We try to visually describe migration flows from villages of origin in Nepal to people's respective destinations. At a glance migration clusters can be seen in this circlized migration graph.  

How poor are the poor in Laos? New approaches to measure poverty – Part 1

What exactly constitutes poverty? When is a person considered poor, and how many poor people are there worldwide? Are certain population segements at greater risk of being poor than others? The goal of halven the proportion of people living below USD 1.25 a day within the MDG-agenda has been reached in September 2013. But has the living situation of the world's poorest people really improved? In fact, our multidimensional poverty measure for Laos shows that social inequalities have increased, and that assessing poverty requires differentiated means of measurement