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World Data Visualization Prize

Introduced in 2019 edition, the prize focuses on how governments are improving citizens’ lives, and the innovations - seen and unseen - that drive and measure success in this realm.

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The Winners

An Alternative, Data-Driven, Country Map

By Interacta – Nikita Rokotyan, Olya Stukova and Dasha Kolmakova
Grand Prize Winner

This impressive, winning entry from Nikita Rokotyan uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to find previously-unseen connections and harmonies between different countries. It uses an AI technique called t-SNE to discover clusters of nations that are related by happiness score, health expenditure, investment in education and many other variables.

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Interactive

The judging panel comprises high-level government officials and C-suite individuals from renowned corporations.
The judging criteria will be as follows:

 

GOV | DNA

Werner Helmich
Winner

This beautiful interactive graphic shows the “DNA” of good government. You can compare multiple indicators to investigate their influence on countries, and share your findings with others.

Mapamundi

Christian Parsons
Runner Up

We had so many great interactive entries that we’ve chosen two runners-up. The first uses artificial intelligence techniques to cluster countries together based on different indicators, creating a new world map.

Runner Up

The second of our two runners-up in the interactive category takes a nuanced, analytical look at the quality of government, through the lens of social well-being and enablement of individual progress.


Static

The judging panel comprises high-level government officials and C-suite individuals from renowned corporations.
The judging criteria will be as follows:

 

Winner

Using our Small Countries are Beautiful dataset, this infographic shows how government effectiveness correlates with different development indices, as well as illustrating how small countries tend to be more politically stable and free, and less corr

Runner Up

By normalising for national wealth, this graphic shows the countries in the world that are doing the most impressive work with the least resources.


Napkin

The judging panel comprises high-level government officials and C-suite individuals from renowned corporations.
The judging criteria will be as follows:

Winner

This colourful chart shows the correlations between different development indices.

Runner Up

This graphic asks what the richest countries are bad at, and what the poorest countries are good at.

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