From the Digital Divide to Digital Opportunities: Measuring Infostates for Development / ICT Opportunity Index Site web de l'activité
Description de l'activité:
This publication is the first result of the merger of two well know initiative, ITU\'s Digital Access Index (DAI) and Orbicom\'s Monitoring the Digital Divide/Infostate conceptual framework and model, and from now on known as \"ICT Opportunity Index\". It provides the international community with a much-needed measuring instrument, complemented with several in-depth analytical chapters.
This joint Orbicom-ITU project was made possible with the collaboration of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), (La Francophonie ), and United Nations organizations such as UNESCO and UNCTAD. It was initiated in the aftermath of the 2003 Geneva phase of WSIS to build on the enthusiastic reception by the international community of Orbicom’s “Monitoring the Digital Divide… and Beyond” report. The current publication is now launched in the context of the second phase of WSIS, Tunis, 16-18 November 2005. This edition is based on a three-part work plan:
• the ICT opportunity index based on the Infostate framework and model;
• detailed regional analyses with a policy focus for countries in Africa, Asia and Latin American and the Caribbean, and;
• women in the Information Society, which incorporates quantitative and qualitative research to study the gender digital divide.
Additional topics are also incorporated in the course of the research.
The empirical application for measuring the digital divide which was first done for the Geneva phase of WSIS was updated with the most recent data available. The measurements cover the period 1995-2003, providing the perspective of almost a decade of evolution and extend to include up to 192 countries, accounting for 98% of the planet’s population. This ICT opportunity index is the only measuring tool that can, by design, provide cross-sectional and time series-results.
It represents a collaborative global endeavour in direct response to the Plan of Action of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS, Geneva 2003), which called for the development and the launching of a “Composite ICT Development Index”.
This project has been submitted to the Golden Book database.
Grandes orientations du SMSI qui ont un rapport avec cette activité : Thème 1. Le rôle des gouvernements et de toutes les parties prenantes dans la promotion des TIC pour le développement
[TIC et dévelopment durable]
Thème 2. L'infrastructure de l'information et de la communication
Thème 3. L'accès à l'information et au savoir
Thème 4. Le renforcement des capacités
Thème 11. Coopération internationale et régionale
Thème 12. Atteindre les objectifs du SMSI (Plan d'action, Section B)
Thème 13. Pacte de solidarité numérique (Plan d'action, Section D)
Thème 14. Suivi et évaluation (Plan d'action, Section E)