Gapminder Foundation is a non-profit venture registered in Stockholm, Sweden, that promotes sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by increased use and understanding of statistics and other information about social, economic and environmental development at local, national and global levels.
The Foundation initially developed the Trendalyzer software, which produced the now famous animated bubble graph. This software was acquired by Google in March 2006. The team of developers for Gapminder joined Google in April 2007. In 2010 Anna Rosling Rönnlund and Ola Rosling left Google and returned to Gapminder with the goal to develop free teaching material.
The current version of Trendalyzer is Gapminder World, a web-service displaying time series of development statistics for all countries and many sub-national regions. Gapminder world uses "Google Motion Charts" to power its graphics.
The founding board of the Gapminder Foundation was composed of Ambassador Gun-Britt Andersson, Professor Christer Gunnarsson of Lund University, Professor Bo Sundgren of the Stockholm School of Economics, Professor Hans Rosling of the Karolinska Institute, and Professor Hans Wigzell of the Karolinska Institute.
The medical doctor Helena Nordenstedt is head of research. The head of software is Jasper Heeffer.
The Gapminder Foundation has produced a number of other projects, including:
Gapminder's stated mission is 'Fighting devastating ignorance with fact-based worldviews everyone can understand.'
The object of the Foundation is to promote sustainable global development and the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Goals by increased use and understanding of statistics and other information about social, economic and environmental development at the local, national and global levels.
The object of the Foundation shall be achieved by:
Data Interface - https://www.gapminder.org/data/