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Joint ITU/ECA Regional Workshop on ICT Indicators Gaborone, Botswana October 26 th , 2004 ICT 4 D: The Proof Presentation by Jenifer Johnston UN ICT Task Force Working Party on ICT Indicators and MDG Mapping. The need for indicators.

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Joint itu eca regional workshop on ict indicators gaborone botswana october 26 th 2004

Joint ITU/ECA Regional Workshop on ICT Indicators

Gaborone, Botswana

October 26th, 2004

ICT 4 D: The Proof

Presentation by Jenifer Johnston

UN ICT Task Force

Working Party on ICT Indicators and MDG Mapping


Joint itu eca regional workshop on ict indicators gaborone botswana october 26 th 2004

The need for indicators

  • Benchmark against other initiatives, domestic and international

  • Measure progress - Independent and quantitative assessment of goals and expected impacts

  • Target policies to those most likely to benefit

  • (Re) Direct resources where they are most needed

  • Communicate results

Measurement as a policy tool…


Joint itu eca regional workshop on ict indicators gaborone botswana october 26 th 2004

Why measure ICT?

  • WSIS action plan calls for:

  • National ICT connectivity indicators in the context of the development of national e-strategies

  • Targets for the information society at the national level in the framework of national e-strategies

  • Successful experiences in mainstreaming ICT compiled and posted on international organizations’ web sites

Measurement for sharing best practices…


Joint itu eca regional workshop on ict indicators gaborone botswana october 26 th 2004

MDG & ICT Indicators and Targets

  • 1) The Broad Picture:

  • Global goals adopted at the UN Millennium Summit to address the pressing challenges of the developing world

  • 8 goals, 18 targets and 48 indicators

  • 2) Monitoring the MDG

  • World Bank Development Report

  • Human Development Report

  • Regional Development Reports

  • National MDG Reports

  • Goal 8 and Target 18 – Measured by the ITU Telecommunications Development Report


Joint itu eca regional workshop on ict indicators gaborone botswana october 26 th 2004

ICT Indicators: Access, Use, Readiness and Impacts

Readiness: What appropriate and effective elements (infrastructure and policies) have been put in place to ensure the rapid adoption and widespread use of ICT?

Access:How widely diffused and accessible are ICT across all regions and sectors of society?

Use:How is ICT being used by business, government and civil society? What innovative e-applications are being developed and used?

Impact:How is ICT an enabler for social and economic growth? How is ICT enhancing development opportunities at local, national and international levels?


Joint itu eca regional workshop on ict indicators gaborone botswana october 26 th 2004

Global ICT4D Indicators

  • ICT4D Partnership on the development of common set of core ICT readiness, access and use indicators.

  • (UNCTAD, ITU, UN Economic Commissions, World Bank, UN ICT Task Force and UNESCO.

  • UN ICT Task Force - Impacts measurement:


Joint itu eca regional workshop on ict indicators gaborone botswana october 26 th 2004

UN ICT Task Force

  • Multi-stakeholder group with members from national governments, the private and non-profit sectors, and international organizations

  • Primary objectives:

  • Promote ICT policy coherence across the UN system and with other international organizations

  • Provide policy advice to the UN Secretary General on the effective use of ICT to further development

  • - Catalyst for partnerships and ICT4D initiatives

  • - 6 working groups and 5 regional networks


Joint itu eca regional workshop on ict indicators gaborone botswana october 26 th 2004

A framework for ICT impacts measurement

  • Elaborate the conceptual framework that exists between ICT and basic development goals (in progress)

  • Define specific targets and milestones for ICT4D int’l relevant to the MDG (in progress)

  • Match the proposed ICT targets with the targets set out in MDG and monitor progress

  • Clarify the operational roles and responsibilities of int’l agencies for the collection, compilation and comparison of statistical data pertaining to ICT4D

  • Integrate, in concert with above agencies, key statistical indicators into an ICT benchmarking report for the World Summit in 2005


Joint itu eca regional workshop on ict indicators gaborone botswana october 26 th 2004

Road Map to Tunis and Beyond

  • Current: Survey of current ICT data collection methods, development of a framework for action to monitor, measure and report on progress in applying ICT to further development

  • February 2005 (WSIS Thematic Session): Presentation of core ICT indicators

  • September 2005 (UNGA): Case studies with an analysis of effects of ICT on development, identification of gaps and areas for further study in ICT impacts measurement

  • November 2005 (WSIS): Development of ICT targets and milestones

  • 2004-2015: Periodic reporting on ICT readiness, use and impact


Joint itu eca regional workshop on ict indicators gaborone botswana october 26 th 2004

ePol-NET

  • A global initiative bringing together international development organizations, national governments, the private sector and civil society.

  • Supports the efforts of developing countries to elaborate ICT policies and e-strategies through the provision of resources and policy experts.

  • Current partners include the UN ICT Task Force, ITU, UNECA, UNCTAD, UNDP, Accenture, CTO, and the Governments of Canada, France, Japan, United Kingdom and Ireland.


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