Conducting e-Readiness Assessments

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Institute of the Information Society
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Conducting e-Readiness Assessments
Since 2001 the Institute undertakes constant efforts aimed at assessing the level of Information Society development in Russia. Currently the following analytical reports represent the most significant outputs of this work (in reverse chronological order): 1. Analysis of ICT Development and Use in Subjects of Russian Federation. Problems of Overcoming the Digital Divide between Regions / edited by Yu. Hohlov, S. Shaposhnik. – Ì.: Institute of the Information Society, 2009. – 208 p. Prepared on request of the Moscow City Informatization Department for Interagency Task Force on Reduction of Digital Divide between Subjects of RF of the Council under the President of RF on Information Society Development. Includes comparative analysis of existing regional suppositions for large-scale ICT use, describes level of ICT use for development in key sectors. 2. Index of Russian Regions E-Readiness. 2007‑2008 / Ed. by Yu. Hohlov, S. Shaposhnik. - Ì.: Institute of the Information Society, 2009.- 256 p. Index weight calculated based on data of the proposed period for all subjects of RF, except Chechen Republic which lacks required statistical data. 3. National Report on the Information Society Development in Russia for 2007. This work was completed in 2008 by the mandate of the Federal Agency on Information Technology. The key executive entity was “Informexpertise.” The draft report presented the state of information society development in Russia on the key directions from the Strategy of Information Society Development in the Russian Federation, which was signed by the President on February 7, 2008. The material was prepared based on the data from the state and international statistical sources as well as the information from a representative survey of the Russian population on the use of ICT. 4. Information and Communication Technologies Development and Use in the Russian Regions: Analytical Report / Edited by Yuri E. Hohlov – M.: Institute of the Information Society, 2008. – 240 pages. The Report contains a comparative analysis of the e-development factors of the Russian regions and key spheres of ICT use. This analysis was conducted using the indicator system recommended by the leading international organizations, statistical and analytical agencies. The publication’s target audience includes experts and managers working on strategy and policy formulation for ICT development and use in various spheres of human life – government, business, education, culture, etc. 5. Index of Russian Regions’ e-Readiness 2005-2006. – M.: Institute of the Information Society, 2007. – 244 pages. This publication is prepared by the Information Society Development Center with participation of experts from the Institute of Information Society and with financial support from Microsoft, Cisco Systems and Intel. The work includes the results of studying the information society advancement in the Russian regions. The data that was received, in contrast to the previous Index 2004-2005 prepared by the IIS, indicates positive dynamics in many regions observed in the majority of the 76 indicators used here. As well, in addition to the first issue of the Index, this report includes indicators related to another important sphere of ICT application – the education domain. 6. Index of Russian Regions’ e-Readiness 2004-2005. This analytical work presents an assessment of the level of Russian regions' readiness for large-scale ICT implementation. The Index was developed by the Directorate of Monitoring the Information Society Development of the IIS with support from the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications of the Russian Federation. The purpose of this Index was to create an information and analytical tool for developing, implementing and adjusting the information society development policy at the federal and regional levels. The index is calculated for all regions of Russia (except for the Chechen Republic) based on 2004-2005 data. In 2005-2006 two IIS leading experts - Yuri Hohlov and Sergey Shaposhnik - were involved in implementing the project on monitoring telecommunications and the information Society. The prime objective of this FP6 project was to provide the European Commission with information on the development of the Information Society and the telecommunications market in Russia and some other New Independent States as well as barriers to such development. In the course of realization of the project four intermediate (spaced in half-year intervals) reports were prepared, which reflected the changes in CIS countries. The European Commission released a final report for the project "Monitoring of Russia and Ukraine (priority 1) and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Moldova (priority 2): Telecommunications and the Information Society".
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Ongoing from 01.01.2004 to 14.05.2010

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* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
      * ICT for sustainable development
      * E-participation
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
      * E-government
         * Measuring e-government
      * E-business
         * E-commerce and e-trade
         * Technology and innovation
      * E-learning
      * E-health
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