Placed Article: The Speed of Change Index featured in Foreign Policy magazine

FOREIGN POLICY MAGAZINE, August 2008 — An article was published in the August issue of Foreign Policy magazine by Social Technologies’ Josh Calders. “We were pleased to see our Speed of Change Index covered in the new issue of Foreign Policy,” says Calder, who wrote:

How swiftly or slowly life changes in particular countries is the subject of the Speed of Change Index, which measures changes in urbanization, literacy, GDP per capita, civil liberties, and access to a telephone, TV, and the Internet in countries during the last 15 years…. The index reveals where citizens’ needs are rapidly changing, new markets are opening, and the risk of instability runs high.

The magazine’s graphic shows selected countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia, but the index actually includes nearly every country on Earth, with the exception of some microstates.