Let it be the reference thread to collect the important data and infographics (self-made) reflecting the current state of the world. There are many indicators, some are important, and some are less...
Let's start with demography. We all know that world population is growing, and this map of Total Fertility Rate shows where exactly it growing and which countries facing depopulation:
Source: the data sheets of Population Reference Bureau, the map was made by your humble servant.
Second indicator is Democracy Index. A bit questionable and biased, IMHO, but nevertheless:
Source: the last report of Economist Intelligence Unit, but you'll have to register to download their stuff.
The third indicator should have been the Human Development Index, but I discovered the nasty thing: The UN has a habit to constantly "review our methodology" and change (in a purely orwellian way) even the past values of HDI. This alone makes the indicator blurry and uninformative.
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PS not sure where exactly it should be. This is clearly not "news" or "current events", but other topics are even less suitable. Let mods decide.