• Tasked with showcasing their education programs at the World Education Forum in Korea, the client knew they wanted an interactive data visualization to present.
  • Show ambassadors and big policy makers that education reform is working.
  • Spend the first two weeks of the project analyzing the data (two separate data visualizations).
  • Although all this data is currently on the World Bank site, it’s not all consolidated and visualized in one place.

What was the Underlying Objective

  • Conceptualize and design an interactive, online tool to visualize the WBG’s education lending trends and contributions to education from 2000–2015.
  • Conceptualize and design an interactive, high-impact online tool that showcases the WBG’s work and knowledge production in education, emphasizing how the WBG has supported country reform of education systems from 2011–2015 based on evidence of what matters.

What We Built

We built two interactive data visualization experiences. The first interactive looks at a regional breakdown of education financing that the World Bank has allocated to numerous nonprofits and non-government organizations. The second interactive takes an in-depth look at the actual educational programs that the World Bank has instituted in different regions around the world.

Education Financing Interactive Data Visualization

Educational Programs Interactive Data Visualization

High Five

It was a pleasure to work with the team at Column 5. We appreciated their insight, creativity, patience and dedication to our project, especially since we had a very tight timeline for delivery and multiple internal clearance procedures.

The team at Column 5 helped us think through how best to visualize and provide access to data and information regarding the financing and knowledge work of the World Bank Group in the field of education. The final product was featured at the World Education Forum in Seoul, Korea, and was very well-received.

Jessica Lee
Operations Officer, Education


  • Abby Wood
    Abby Wood
  • Kyle Ganshert
    Kyle Ganshert
    Account Director
  • Jeff Moreno
    Jeff Moreno
  • Nicole Rincon
    Nicole Rincon
    Art Director


  • Veronica Grigera
    Sr. Knowledge Management Officer
  • Jung-Hwan Choi
    Knowledge Management Officer
  • Jessica D. Lee
    Education Specialist