Global Economy and Development
The Global Economy and Development Program at Brookings offers eight interactive features related to the program’s focus on the global economy, international development and global poverty:
Tracking Indexes for Global Economic Recovery (TIGER), first launched by Brookings and the Financial Times in May 2010, is an interactive map that tracks the economic recovery in advanced and emerging markets, based on three types of variables, including real economic activity, financial indicators, and confidence indicators. The project is based on research and analysis by Brookings Senior Fellow Eswar Prasad and is updated regularly every April and October.
The Development, Aid and Governance Indicators (DAGI) explore the relationship between measures related to international development, aid and governance. It features six indicators covering foreign aid, governance, global poverty and middle class populations around the world. This interactive feature, based on research by Brookings experts from the Development Assistance and Governance Initiative, aims to facilitate evidence-based policy analysis and foster discussions about trends in foreign assistance, governance and development.
The Africa Learning Barometer analyzes the state of education and learning in 28 sub-Saharan African countries through four indicators: school enrollment, school completion, quality of education and education inequality. The barometer, which is a collaboration between the Center for Universal Education and This is Africa, is the first region-wide assessment and online interactive tool that examines Africa’s education deficit and growing learning crisis.
The Arab Learning Barometer is an interactive tool developed by the Center for Universal Education that provides a snapshot of the state of education and learning in the Middle East and North Africa. The barometer measures the quality of education and learning by examining four areas: getting into school, staying in school, whether students are learning basic skills in school, and the link between education and youth employment.
The Latin America Learning Barometer is an interactive tool developed to showcase the state of education in Latin America, and allow users to see how it compares over time and across countries. The barometer uses the latest available data, and is the third in a series that illustrates the state of education across world regions.
The African Leadership Transitions Tracker (ALTT) is an interactive feature by the Africa Growth Initiative that factually recounts and visually presents changes at the head of state level in every African country from independence or end of the colonial period to the present. The interactive application aims to start a broader conversation about leadership transitions and what they mean for the region and beyond.
In September 2015, 193 countries agreed to Sustainable Development Goal 2: Achieving zero hunger by 2030. Endingruralhunger.org, developed by the Development Assistance and Governance Initiative, is a toolkit to review and follow-up on this global goal by providing insight into each countries’ global efforts to end rural hunger.
The Upfront capital commitments in social impact bonds interactive graphs upfront capital commitment in the 38 impact bonds contracted worldwide as of March 1, 2015. Capital is divided based on investment class, ranging from tranches with potential positive return to grant giving.