Thursday, October 14, 2010

Measuring Millennium Development Goals

Hans Rosling’s focuses on the 8 Millennium Development Goals and takes one sample area. This is a presentation sponsored by TED (Ideas Worth Spreading).

This time his topic is child mortality, with a brilliant overview of how we collect statistics, how to get child mortality rates down (educating girls accounts for fully half of the improvements), and a lot of good news on development. Really excellent demonstration on the use of statistics and the dangers of averages.

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