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1 Ministry of communications and Information Technology A project approved by the council of Arab Ministers of Communications in the framework of the Arab strategy towards the Information Society

2 Outline About the project About the project Egypt expertise Egypt expertise Project Objectives Project Objectives Expected Outputs Expected Outputs Project Partners Project Partners Project Management Project Management Budget and Timeline Budget and Timeline Project Roadmap Project Roadmap

3 About the Project This project lies within the framework of the Arab strategy towards the information society through the League of Arab States. This project represents phase TWO of the project that was implemented under the title of ICT Indicators and Capacity building for measuring in Arab Region within the period of 2010 – The project was first declared during the Connect Arab summit in 2012 which was held in Qatar. The project was built on the Information Center of Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT-IC) expertise in the field of Assessing the impact of the ICT sector.

4 Egypt expertise The Information Center of Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT-IC) has combined several tools to help assess the impact of the ICT sector: Developing ICT economic indicators (Total ICT revenue, Value added of ICT, ICT contribution to GDP …..) STAGE ONE Having Input/output table with ICT sector as a standalone sector. STAGE TWO Conducting a research study to measure ICT impact on the economic growth (static model). STAGE THREE Applying a dynamic CGE model to measure the Impact of ICT on the Egyptian economy. The model will be used to produce a baseline forecast and a number of policy simulations. STAGE FOUR (PLANNED)

5 Project Objectives Increasing the awareness of the importance of impact assessment indicators and studies for policy making and planning. Identifying the best practices for data collections, extrapolation, analysis and processing. Building human resources capacity within NSOs and Ministries of Communication on data collection methods to measure the economic indicators for ICT and use these indicators for further analysis to assess impact. Improving the mechanisms of obtaining data and statistics and utilizing input/output table in such way to separate the ICT sector from any other sectors. Benefiting from the Egyptian expertise in the field of collecting, manipulating, processing and analyzing data of input/output tables in order to reach some impact assessment results: backward and forward linkages, demand and supply multipliers.

6 Expected Outputs An inventory of literature review, studies and best practices in the area of measuring ICT impact on the economy. Series of workshops and capacity building sessions to build human resources within the NSOs and ICT Ministries/Regulators on methodologies to measure the economic indicators of ICT and its impact on economic development. A database containing a set of ICT economic indicators produced by Arab countries to be able to measure the performance and impact of the sector in the region.

7 Project Partners The regional office of the International Telecommunication Union. The Information Center of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. ESCWA OECD World bank + All the 22 Arab countries

8 Project Management Steering Committee (including ESCWA, OECD and Worldbank). Executive Director of the project (Dr. Ebrahim El Haddad, Regional Director, ITU Regional Office for the Arab States) Project Coordinator (Dr. Nagwa El Shenawy, MCIT-IC)

9 Budget and Timeline 150,000 CHF June 2012 Dec. 2013

10 Determining the countries current status of the ICT economic measurements and ICT impact measurements through the workshop Steering committee to design the capacity building workshops according to countries needs Capacity Building implementation Steering committee to propose a set of economic and impact indicators to be collected from the countries Build a database of these indicators on the Arab ICT Indicators Portal Project Roadmap June 2012 December 2013

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