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This interactive, hosted on, is good for studies in Geography, Economics, and more. It is a quick way into the type of visual data offered by

The interactive dataset lets the user track a number of Asian countries as their wealth / income grows between 1960 and 2006, and compares the changes of one other key development variable – choose from Health, Education, Life Expectancy and Energy.

With it, you get to see how the sample of countries compare to both the UK and USA.  Click on each country to switch them on.

Look, for example, at how South Korea’s average years of education for women aged 15-44 fares.


In graphics: Rising Asia hosted on