Timeline of Our World in Data

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2011 "Launched in 2011 by founder and program director Max Roser, an economist at the University of Oxford, Our World in Data is a collaborative effort of University of Oxford researchers, who serve as the scientific editors of the site's content, and the nonprofit Global Change Data Lab, "[1]
2014 Summertime "Our World in Data is not a new project: for many years it was an evening and weekend project for Max, who launched the website in the summer of 2014"[2]
2015 September "In 2015, all countries in the world signed up to reach the SDGs by 2030 and we built this site to track progress towards them"[3] "The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are targets for global development adopted in September 2015, set to be achieved by 2030."[4]
2015 August 23 Canadian-American popular science author Steven Pinker places Our World in Data on his list of his personal “cultural highlights”[5] and explains in his article on 'the most interesting recent scientific news' why he considers Our World in Data so very important.[6]
2016 April 25 Data release Max Roser publishes data showing decline of malaria deaths by world region.[7]
2018 April 21 Bill Gates refers to Max Roser as "one his favorite economists".[8]
2018 June 28 "This new version of our SDG-Tracker was launched on 28th June 2018. We will keep this up-to-date with the most recent data and SDG developments through to the end of the 2030 Agenda."[4]
2019 January Our World in Data announces they're part of Y Combinator.[2]
2019 April 24 Our World In Data releases infographic providing an overview of Earth's biomass, how it is distributed between taxonomic group of organisms, and the environments within which they live.[9]
2019 May 6 Data release Our World In Data releases study indicating that the rate of poverty reduction around the world has slowed and that it may even stagnate.[10][11]

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  1. "Our World In Data". philanthropynewsdigest.org. Retrieved 17 June 2019. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Our World in Data is at Y Combinator". ourworldindata.org. Retrieved 17 June 2019. 
  3. "About". ourworldindata.org. Retrieved 17 June 2019. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Measuring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals". sdg-tracker.org. Retrieved 17 June 2019. 
  5. Observer, Steven Pinker/the (2015-08-23). "On my radar: Steven Pinker's cultural highlights". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 17 June 2019. 
  6. "Human Progress Quantified – Edge answer by Steven Pinker". www.edge.org. Retrieved 17 June 2019. 
  7. "Malaria is killing fewer people". ourworldindata.org. Retrieved 17 June 2019. 
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  9. Ritchie, Hannah. "Humans make up just 0.01% of Earth's life – what's the rest?". ourworldindata.org. Retrieved 17 June 2019. 
  10. Roser, Max. "s the world's poorest economies are stagnating half a billion are expected to be in extreme poverty in 2030". ourworldindata.org. Retrieved 17 June 2019. 
  11. "Global Poverty Reduction Is Slowing–but There's a Solution". goodmenproject.com. Retrieved 17 June 2019.