I don't know a whole lot about this just now, but it sounds like a pretty great resource that is coming to the Global Church in 2012 via the Lausanne Movement. Read on . . .
Important to the development of good Communication strategy is reliable information. During 2012, the plan is to launch The Lausanne Global Analysis:
"The Lausanne Global Analysis delivers strategic and credible information, commentary and insight from an international network of evangelical analysts so that global Christian leaders will be equipped to address the issues impacting world evangelization."
Currently the idea is that the LGA will be written by teams of evangelical Christian researchers in research centers around the world. They would be tasked with providing a monthly (2012), bi-weekly (2013) and then weekly (2014), report on socio-cultural, political, economic and religious events globally along with analysis of how these events and actions impact the body of Christ and the spread of the gospel. These reports will provide the solid, credible information leaders need to pray, plan and work together to share Christ more effectively. It’s our hope that the LGA will be freely distributed as widely as possible online on Lausanne.org, through social media and in print (possibly with the help of our Lausanne Regional Communications Managers). Read Darrell’s Jackson's article.