Notes for a country by country index of the state of A2K
The idea: The idea is to have a global index of the state of Access to Knowledge. All countries would receive scores based on a variety of indicators, to be developed and operationalized, and be ranked according to their scores. Countries with especially good Access to Knowledge would be highlighted and held up as examples to learn from.
The original post proposing an A2K watch list can be found here: http://lists.essential.org/pipermail/a2k/2005-February/000068.html.
Web implementation: This proposal has been implemented in the form of the Consumers International IP Watch List.
Other examples: See the following:
- World Bank countries and regions interface: http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/0,,pagePK:180619~theSitePK:136917,00.html
- Some interactive maps designed by John Emerson: http://backspace.com/is/in/the/house/work/maps.html