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1 ESCWA work on ICT measurement Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia ESCWA for Regional Integration Mansour Farah Team Leader, ICT Policies UN-ESCWA Capacity-Building Workshop on “Information Society Measurements: Household and Business Surveys” Cairo, June 2007

2 Regional Profile of the Information Society in Western Asia (2003, 2005, 2007)

3 OBJECTIVES To depict the status of information societies in the ESCWA member countries and the region To provide a tool for policy- and decision- makers To measure the progress made in building these societies A periodic (biennial) exercise: 2003, 2005, 2007, …

4 MAIN COMPONENTS (1) ICT policies and strategies Legal and regulatory frameworks for ICTs ICT infrastructure ICT capacity building Building the ICT sector ICT applications: e-government, e-learning, e-commerce, and e-health Digital Arabic content Ten areas are analyzed:

5 MAIN COMPONENTS (2) 13 national profiles of the Information Society Comparative analysis at the regional and global levels Classification of ESCWA member countries according to maturity levels Recommendations

6 ESCWA, UNCTAD, OECD, and UNESCO Institute of Statistics

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8 ESCWA Statistical Information System (ESIS) Generalization of the ICT indicators database Multi-sectoral with common statistics Numerical and Graphical representation of data Comparative analysis Web-based version

9 Capacity-building workshop on Information Society Measurement: Core Indicators, Statistics and Data Collection Beirut, 7-10 June 2007 ESCWA, AITRS and ITU Arab Regional Office

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13 Capacity-Building Workshop on Information Society Measurements: Core indicators, Statistics and Data Collection Amman, December 2006 Arab Office of the ITU, AITRS and ESCWA

14 EGM on ICT indicators Adoption and Data Collection: ICT Indicators in Education and E-Government, Cairo, Egypt, February 2007

15 Other publications Guidelines on ICT indicators, June 2007 (with AITRS) Report on ICT measurements in Western Asia, September 2006 Translation of the “ICT Core Indicators” to Arabic, July2007 (with AITRS)


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