Parul Agarwal
World Bank's Development Economics Data Group (DECDG)

After grad school, I worked as a financial analyst for the World Bank's Development Economics Data Group (DECDG). In addition to working with financial institutions worldwide and managing multiple country loan portfolios, I also created some data visualizations for the department.

One such opportunity was writing a blog post for the World Bank Open Data Blog. The chart to the right is from a short post on digital technologies. It shows that while the gap between access to mobile phones and internet remains, in general, the spread of digital technologies in low- and middle-income countries since 1990s has been remarkable, especially when compared with relatively modest advances in areas such as water and sanitation.

This chart was featured in the World Bank's Year in Review: 2016 in 12 Charts.