Global population, the Hans Rosling way – Ikea meets powerpoint

July 20, 2010

     By Duncan Green     

My favourite lecturer on development, Hans Rosling, has gone post-digital. His new TED lecture on global population growth uses Ikea storage boxes instead. But don’t worry, he gets onto his trademark whizzy graphics at the end, and the result is┬áspellbinding, as always. His message? If you want to reduce global population growth, start by increasing child survival rates.