The initial screen of the monitor, the dashboard, introduces the user to the different issue areas, each branded with a representative image. The dashboard is a grid that is flexible enough to automatically accommodate new components while featuring the most recent component and promoting future ones.
For the Video Overview, we focused on images that told the story primarily from a personal perspective, while the narration centered on the policy issues dictated by the script . The video was also constructed cinematically so that one image built upon the next. This sequencing helped create smaller, intimate stories within the overreaching narrative.
Technically, each component chapter is templated and editable by IIGG staff through external XML files. Because of this, the launch of each component is streamlined and each successive launch has been easier. Each chapter is built on an organized structure that allows for a large amount of information and a visually compelling presentation through the choice of images and video.
The Global Governance Monitor was well received by the Council on Foreign Relations and IIGG and is being used by educational institutions as a resource. It was a Webby Honoree in the category of Rich Media: Non-profit/Educational in 2010. Future components are planned and will be added periodically to encompass major issue areas in global governance, including violent conflict, terrorism, and human rights.
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) dedicates itself to improving the understanding of the world, its challenges, and the foreign policy choices faced by the U.S. and other countries. The website
is an extensive and trusted resource used by educators and students, government officials, business executives, journalists, and civic and religious leaders.