a) In cooperation with each country concerned, develop and launch a composite ICT
Development (Digital Opportunity) Index. It could be published annually, or every two
years, in an ICT Development Report. The index could show the statistics while the
report would present analytical work on policies and their implementation, depending
on national circumstances, including gender analysis.
b) Appropriate indicators and benchmarking, including community connectivity
indicators, should clarify the magnitude of the digital divide, in both its domestic and
international dimensions, and keep it under regular assessment, and track global
progress in the use of ICTs to achieve internationally agreed development goals,
including those of the Millennium Declaration.
c) International and regional organizations should assess and report regularly
on universal accessibility of nations to ICTs, with the aim of creating equitable
opportunities for the growth of ICT sectors of developing countries.
d) Gender-specific indicators on ICT use and needs should be developed, and
measurable performance indicators should be identified to assess the impact of
funded ICT projects on the lives of women and girls.
e) Develop and launch a website on best practices and success stories, based
on a compilation of contributions from all stakeholders, in a concise, accessible
and compelling format, following the internationally recognized web accessibility
standards. The website could be periodically updated and turned into a permanent
f) All countries and regions should develop tools so as to provide statistical
information on the Information Society, with basic indicators and analysis of its
key dimensions. Priority should be given to setting up coherent and internationally
comparable indicator systems, taking into account different levels of development.