Data Visualization Research

Education Spending as percent of government expenditure in Latin America

by Staff Average Median Education Spending as percent of government expenditure in Latin America (06-15)(1). Top performer refers to the highest ranking country in Latin America in the 2015 Pisa Tests (2,3).   Metadata descriptors as originally published by the World Bank  Indicator Name Government expenditure on education, total (% of government expenditure) Long definition […]

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Stories in Science: an Update

Stories in Science has been operational since November 2016. We are happy to announce that the number of visits to our website has continued to grow each month. In fact, the number of visitors roughly tripled between Jan and Feb 2017.  Our most popular published story was by Professor Robert Sapolsky from Stanford University titled […]

Data Visualization Research

Science and education in Uganda

by Staff  The Ugandan government has a policy whereby science subjects are compulsory for secondary school students. The policy took effect in 2006 (1). The policy also provides financial support to university students taking science subjects. Some have criticized the policy because it has put girls at a disadvantage (2).   Below is some data from UNESCO Institute of Statistics (3) showcasing education […]

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Sub-Saharan Africa Spending on Research and Development

by Staff  The data below was acquired from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics. We are showing the average (2000-2014) expenditures for research and development. The UNESCO Institute of Statistics states that these ‘expenditures (% of GDP) are current and capital expenditures (both public and private) on creative work undertaken systematically to increase knowledge, […]