Overlapping Crises

mapImgUsing available data from the World Bank, UNDP, WHO, FAO, and Transparency International, this map highlights the most extreme cases of youth bulge, poverty, inequality, lack of education, poor public health, corruption, and food and water scarcity. Users can overlap layers of various crises to get a sense of the challenges facing some countries.

The picture that emerges is telling. What makes the socioeconomic challenges of today complex is their overlapping nature. Crises seldom exist in isolation and are often concentrated in the same country or region.

This map has been presented to policymakers around the world by IPI’s Coping with Crisis, Conflict, and Change Program to deliver a key message: the overlapping nature of crises creates the need for cross-sectoral analysis, coordinated policies, and long-term engagement.

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