Through our longstanding relationship with the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), we were introduced to the Council of Councils initiative – a network of leading foreign policy institutes from around the world connecting to have a common conversation on issues of global governance and multilateral cooperation. We were excited and honored to get the opportunity to work with these institutions from across the world to design and code the Report Card on International Cooperation for 2014-2015.
Each year, each of the 23 constituent institutions within the Council of Councils is given a list of global issues (in 2015, there were 10 total issues). From there, each institution submits the following analysis:
- A “grade” on how the world did on each of the issues over the previous year
- A ranking of the issues based on importance that year
- A ranking of the issues based on opportunities for improvement that year
- Commentary on the issues as seen from their institute’s perspective
CFR collected all of the data from across the world and organized it into a report on the state of international cooperation in 2015. What they didn’t have was a way to share that data in a way that was engaging and informative.