This data visualization illustrates an analysis by Liliana Rojas-Suarez about how well emerging-market countries were prepared for another financial shock in 2014, compared to how well prepared they were in 2007, before the financial crisis of 2008. Rojas-Suarez’s data was originally in tables only or in default Excel output. This project reinterprets the original research output into a web-friendly and (minimally) interactive form, with an emphasis on the movement countries made over the seven years, whether for better or for worse.

The Economist picked up on the data and reproduced it in March 2015, but in a less successful reinterpretation.

I wrote the tool as plain-vanilla JavaScript writing HTML and SVG to the document. No plugins or libraries.