NOTE: This page is here as an archive. After considering all of the feedback on Meta as well as a few industry experts we spoke with, we will not be moving forward with a new metric at this time. The New Readers team's efforts will stay focused on the pilot countries we've already identified: Mexico, Nigeria, and India.
There are a few reasons for deciding to table this effort. In short, implementation of a new metric would take staff resources and there wasn't any clear consensus from people we consulted about our proposal or another suitable option. With the movement strategy process happening, it's likely that our thinking as an organization will shift, and we plan to reconsider how to prioritize countries at that time.
Thanks to everyone who gave feedback on the proposal to use the Social Progress Imperative's Access to Basic Knowledge index as a rubric to segment the countries of the world. We appreciate your time and careful consideration.
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