Visualizing Global Income and Consumption

GCIP (Global Consumption and Income Project) is a nonprofit project that tries to shed some light on the living standards, poverty, inequality, and inclusivity of growth that exist in the world, through global material well-being data.

The Global Consumption and Income Project (GCIP) led by three academic researchers at various institutions (Arjun Jayadev, Rahul Lahoti and Sanjay G. Reddy) and provides two freely accessible datasets: the Global Income Database and the Global Consumption Database.

DESIGN INTERVENTION

Our involvement with GCIP to create a data visualization tool for this purpose has been helping numerous journalists, researchers, policy makers, and general public. We created a website for the project with an embedded Data Visualisation tool which helps you select data filters and generate Income and Consumption graphs for 160 countries across the world.

Introduction

In late 2015, we teamed up with three economists from reputed universities to create a data visualization tool. The tool was brought to life by tonnes of economic data created worldwide. We had to define the interactions of the tool interface, establish various plotting strategies for showing generated graphs, and more importantly an intuitive user friendly interface that can be easily used by journalists, researchers, enthusiasts, and general public.

The GCIP creates an unprecedented portrait of the command over material resources (consumption and income) of persons over time.

The project was launched on 15th April, 2016 in New York in an event attended by academics and economists from renowned institutions like United Nations, World Bank, and reputed Universities.

The Portal at Launch