Towards Meaningful ICT Indicators for Developing Countries. Government and Education. Dr. Ahmed M. Darwish EGYPT. Why? What? Macro-level Indicators Micro-Level Indicators Observations Recommendations Egypt Efforts. Agenda. Why. E-readiness assessments
Towards Meaningful ICT Indicators for Developing Countries
Government and Education
Dr. Ahmed M. Darwish
Infrastructure and access indicators
Households and individuals indicators
ICT impact indicators
ICT in education
ICT for health applications
Capital Expenditure (Investment)
Internet backbone services
Internet access services
Other internet telecommunications services
Policy and regulations
Macro Level Indicators
Methods for Gathering information through
A range of assessment tools
developed to measure a country ICT e-readiness
16 just in the past few years!
(Mostly Macro – country level)
Tools widely vary in
Methods of measurement
Assessments vary considerably in
No standard e-readiness assessment policy
No global unified set of ICT Indicators.
These reports are gaining popularity
They are used by Investors and Donors
Some of them achieved credibility
Can we re-think
Q? Is it sound/fair to relate to population?
Q? Will it be more reasonable to think of population (demographic) structure?
Are we all using the same definition for the same year for all measured data?
Ministry of State for Administrative Development
Got the mandate to
Measure and Publish
ICT readiness on the micro-level
Measure the level of information technology use in government organizations to:
Create an effective e-culture and work field environment in government administration units in coordination with IT representatives of ministries and administrative units.
Study the impact of Readiness Index on the economic and investment environment of the state to attract investment in Egypt.
Contribute to the enhancement of the International competitiveness index for Egypt.
Create opportunities for e-government candidate projects
An Initial scan questionnaire to measure internal ICT infrastructure has been developed and distributed.
A database was designed for the collected data and deduced results.
Some statistical analysis have been performed on the collected results.
Initial scan questionnaire w2ere designed to evaluate the ICT infrastructure readiness of both
Central Government & Local Governorates and Directories (579 Unit - 229+350)
The questionnaire was divided into 7 sections:
Hardware and Peripherals
Software and applications
Internet and Web presence
IT usage plan
Security and protection systems
A 2nd questionnaire was designed to measure the work automation, work cycle and readiness to offer e-government service.
It has 11 sub index categories to measure and assess.
The same procedure was followed to calculate outcome results
(Just regular training courses or sessions)
Shows how employees are interested to upgrade themselves and
how do they think that ICT is an important factor for career pursuing.
Of surveyed government entities
Of surveyed government entities
the overall number of ICT projects is 279 (169 central & 110 local).
Of surveyed government entities (163)
Of surveyed government entities (333)