Public debt(% of GDP)

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Lesson Name

Data Visualization


The objective of this lesson is to learn different different data visualization techniques using country-level geo-demographic data.

Target Audience

All ages


  1. Using the variable values shown in the data table at the bottom of the map, complete the color mapping table so that each color corresponds to a range of values
  2. Paint each country by matching its variable value with a color in the color mapping table. Recommended practice is to use "cool" colors such as blue for low variable values. "Hot" colors such as orange and red should be used for high values.
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RankCountryPublic debt(% of GDP)

Public debt(% of GDP) Definition

This entry records the cumulative total of all government borrowings less repayments that are denominated in a country's home currency. Public debt should not be confused with external debt, which reflects the foreign currency liablities of both the private and public sector and must be financed out of foreign exchange earnings.