Using Sankey diagrams for data presentation

July 4, 2018 at 1:41 pm Leave a comment

I’ve always found the Sankey diagram an illustrative way to show transfers from inputs to outputs but have never found a use for them in my own work until now…

The following Sankey diagram shows research reports on crises on the left and the number of challenges identified (for humanitarian surge response) per crisis. The right shows the categories used to group the challenges (“Resource gaps, Policies and systems”, etc). This provides a visual overview of the challenges identified and their volume by crisis and type of challenge.

sankey_digram

I produced this diagram using a free online tool. If interested in the research reports, they can be found here.

 

 

Entry filed under: communicating evaluation results, Evaluation tools (surveys, interviews..), Research & Studies.

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