Explore Development and Change

We explore development and change by looking at the past, thinking about where trends seem to be going, and trying to understand how best to advance human development and well-being. We do this by using quantitative tools to create realistic and compelling analyses with relevance to policymaking.

The stories we tell range across all major development systems for 186 countries around the world for time horizons as far into the future as 2100. The left hand navigation panel on this page provides links to some of the stories we have explored. Each narrative is accompanied by a graph that connects users directly to the IFs model.

After exploring, you can turn to the understand section to learn about the systems dynamics and modeling that underpin our stories.