Inequality Analysis for UNDP

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I created these designs using d3.js as part of a collaboration between Parsons School of Design and the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa. They focus on income quintile trends in Sub-Saharan Africa found in theWorld Development Indicatorsdata.


In the opening segment, income quintiles are illustrated by a single positive/negative bar chart sorted by amount of change. The user can hover over the chart to expand and read details on mouseover and click to compare an individual country

The second section visualizes income quintile distribution in Burkina Faso Ghana and Tanzania. These three countries were chosen to represent three different types of inequality trends on the African continent: Ghana shows rising inequality, Burkina Faso falling, and Tanzania an inverted u-shaped ∩ inequality trend


Odusola, Ayodele, Radhika Lal, Rogers Dhliwayo, Isiyaka Sabo, and James Neuhaus. "Country context matters in promoting equity: Drivers of inequality are heterogeneous in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Tanzania."Income Inequality Trends in sub-Saharan Africa: Divergence, Determinants, and Consequences, 2017.

Data directly from:“World Development Indicators Data Bank.”