This seminar series gathers leading scholars and practitioners to reflect on the influence of new communication technologies on development processes.

In my talk I piece together the empirical evidence on how living conditions around the world has changed until now. The aim is to present the long-run global trends on a range of topics that matter for us – education, health, poverty, and violence. Underpinning this work are the range of new open and large/big datasets that have become available in recent years, and the power of Web to make these data accessible, and allow us to communicate such work to the public. You cannot possibly understand how living conditions around the world are changing if you just follow the daily news. You need to zoom out to see how the world is changing and the internet allows us to openly present the wealth of available research on economic and social history.

The hashtag to use for tweeting about this event is: #OXICT4D