Data Visualization

Blog of the Data Visualization & Communication Course at OSB-AUB

This is my favorite part about analytics: Taking boring flat data and bringing it to life through visualization” John Tukey

Banks Non-Performing Loans to Total Gross Loans in the US (2009-2019)

The 2007-2008 Financial Crisis It wasn’t too long ago that Wallstreet was on the roll, but in reality, that growth was fueled by careless risk takings by the big banks. In the early 2000's, the Federal Reserve heavily lowered the Fed Fund Rate, thus, cheap credit and...

Health Expenditure Per Capita in Different Countries

According to the World Health Organization, global spending on health was rising reaching up to $8.3 trillion in 2018. However, lower income countries face severe health financing constraints, which slow their progress towards health security and universal health...

Poverty in the World’s Greatest Country

Poverty, poverty, poverty! A word still heard throughout the 21st  century. No country is safe when it comes to poverty. Even the greatest country in the world which is the United States of America suffers from poverty. Around 10.5% of the American people live below...

Education, Literacy and Adolescents out of school

Most of us have grown up being taught the importance of education. But why is education important? Through your frustrating school years, you may have thought that it was a waste of time, or was just something that you needed to do in order to get a job. Truth be...

Say No to War in Lebanon!!

A civil war in Lebanon? Is it the solution for the Lebanese crises?  Ever since the Lebanese revolution in 2019 started and Lebanese have been hearing that there might be a possibility of a civil war.  What happened in 2019 in Lebanon? In 2019, Lebanese revolted...

The Uncertain Retirement in Lebanon: Increasing Life Expectancy, Change in population pyramid, and Absence of a State Pension Scheme.

Growing old without social protection or a state pension scheme in Lebanon: the rule rather than the exception! This story is about Mohamad, and every other working Lebanese citizen, who have worked for the vast majority of their adult life and are now approaching...

3D RFM Visual Clustered into Priority

It was a nice experience to see how clients categorized via RFM (Recency, Frequency, Money). It showed us where we need to focus our attention and really helped prioritize which clients needed attention.

Early Marriage and its Effect

Children across the world and especially girls are being forced to getting married at a very early age. This would definitely destroy their dreams, childhood and future. In the following dashboard we will be able to see who are the children that are suffering from...

The impact of CO2 emission on Global Warming

Antarctica has been suffering for years due to the high CO2 emission levels around the globe. I have brought an expert that would be able to shed light on the matter based on personal experience and what he and his family have been witnessing for the past decades....

Five Years of American Opportunity

America: its name alone has been enough to bring a sparkle in the eye of several generations of young people. A sparkle of hope, initially: hope for a better life, a future free from hunger and poverty. But also a sparkle mirroring opportunities and dreams, endless...
Have you ever imagined a world out of coffee and chocolate?

Have you ever imagined a world out of coffee and chocolate?

Believe it or not, climate change may prevent us from enjoying many of our favorite meals in the next years. Some crops may go extinct, while others may become scarce and expensive. Who does not enjoy chocolate? The cocoa plant may be completely wiped out by 2050. Who...

Brazil’s Great Recession – Unemployment

Brazil’s Great Recession – Unemployment

Unemployment is highly dependent on economic activity; in fact, growth and unemployment can be thought of as two sides of the same coin: when economic activity is high, more production happens overall, and more people are needed to produce the higher amount of goods...

Africa’s population growth : Highest fertility rate

Africa’s population growth : Highest fertility rate

  Poorer nations like Africa have higher fertility rates, and this because they don’t have enough culture, women’s are not working and becoming mother at a very young age. As we can see in the map, the highest fertility rates are is in Africa countries. Many...

“Education Cannot Wait”

“Education Cannot Wait”

Hussaini, 14, is one of the lucky ones. He escaped. In 2018, as terrorism by extremist groups crossed into Burkina Faso, his village was attacked while he was in school. First, he heard screaming, and then gunfire. “They shot at our teachers and killed one of them,”...

GDP & Education: An Overlooked Factor.

GDP & Education: An Overlooked Factor.

<a href='#'><img alt='Dashboard 1 ' src='https:&#47;&#47;public.tableau.com&#47;static&#47;images&#47;GD&#47;GDPEducation&#47;Dashboard1&#47;1_rss.png' style='border: none' /></a> The gross domestic product ‘GDP’ is...

Climate Denial Era – Levant Countries

Climate Denial Era – Levant Countries

IPSOS Update once mentioned in their monthly issue ‘What Worries the World – October 2022’ that climate change was ranked seventh in their list of 18 worries, as one in five say climate change is one of the biggest issues affecting their country. The United Nations...

Food Insecurity: Children in Lebanon

Food Insecurity: Children in Lebanon

With the current economic situatation, the Lebanese GDP had decrease from around $50 billion in 2018 o around $20 Billion in 2021. Further, the Lebanese pound had lost around 85% of its value. These two factors together resulted in a significant reduction in consumers...

Mortality caused by unintentional poisoning in Africa

Mortality caused by unintentional poisoning in Africa

The mortality rate in Africa countries is very high compared to other countries worldwide. One cause of the mortality rate is the unintentional poisoning especially children. Because of the high poverty rate, low access to water, and high literacy rate, people are not...

Changing Demographic Composition: The Arab World Case

Changing Demographic Composition: The Arab World Case

The demographic composition of the Arab world has been changing as birth rates have decreased drastically. The birth rate per 1,000 people in the Arab world has gone from around 42% in 1979 to around 24% in 2020, which is close to half. The potential reason behind the...

Women Inclusion in the Workspace

Women Inclusion in the Workspace

Women participation in the labor force in numbers The fight for women empowerment and inclusion in the workspace has been an ongoing fight in our world. Although female participation in the labor force has seen an ongoing increase from 1980 till 2021, however, as per...

ENDING UAE’S FOOD & WATER DEFICIT

ENDING UAE’S FOOD & WATER DEFICIT

Trading is one of the most important industries in the UAE, as this is one of the richest countries. The UAE also imports many products, among which foodstuff, machinery, and equipment occupy the first positions among the most imported products in the Emirates. The...

Wage and Salaried Workers – MENA Region

Wage and Salaried Workers – MENA Region

Wages and salaried workers is a crucial topic that has been discussed world wide and addressed in different ways. Several factors affect the total number of salaried workers in a country including the available job opportunities, the demand and supply enforced on...

Adolescents out of school in Africa

Adolescents out of school in Africa

"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” —Malcolm X Asia, my helper at home is from Ethiopia and dropped out of school at lower secondary school age because of poverty,and she once told me "If it was up to me,...