UN OCHA Data Viewer

a data exploration tool located  ➵ here


This visualization project was an early exercise in web development and tenacity. It uses Flask, Python, SQLite3, Javascript, Bootstrap, HTML, and CSS. It is also mildly responsive. The data comes from UN OCHA's World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2013 report. I arbitrarily chose the datasets because the format for each was in percent of total so they could superficially be compared to each other.

I think the most interesting insight from this visualization is not about a particular region, or the relationship between literacy and military spending rates, but rather into the World Humanitarian Data and Trends Report as a whole. Where is the international humanitarian community most successful at collecting information? Where is it least successful? For one, it seems the United States barely reports statistics about anything.