Presentation on theme: "Www.itu.int/wisr 1 Geneva, 17 May 2006, 14.30 – 15.15 Launch of the World Information Society Reports series."— Presentation transcript:
www.itu.int/wisr 1 Geneva, 17 May 2006, 14.30 – 15.15 Launch of the World Information Society Reports series
www.itu.int/wisr 2 Agenda Roberto Blois, Deputy Secretary-General, ITU Charles Geiger, Executive Director, WSIS-ES Tim Kelly and Phillippa Biggs –ITU Strategy and Policy Unit –Report Co-authors (with Youlia Lozanova, Lilia Pérez-Chavolla and Michael Minges)
www.itu.int/wisr 3 World Information Society Report A new, annual series of reports tracking progress in implementing the WSIS outcomes A new toolDigital Opportunity Indexfor benchmarking and policy evaluation A multi-stakeholder partnership: Digital Opportunity Platform
www.itu.int/wisr 4 World Information Society Report 1.A Summit for Building the Information Society 2.Measuring the Information Society 3.Key trends in the Information Society 4.From measurement to policy-making 5.Beyond WSIS: Making a difference globally
www.itu.int/wisr 5 Digital Opportunity Index One of two composite indices endorsed by WSIS, as part of agreed evaluation methodology (Para 115) Based on 11 ICT Core Indicators, as defined by Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development Three clusters: Opportunity, Infrastructure, Utilisation Covers 180 economies – latest data 2005 40 economies from 2001 – 2005
www.itu.int/wisr 8 Developing giants lead the gainers… O = Opportunity I = Infrastructure U = Utilisation Source: ITU World Information Society Report.
www.itu.int/wisr 9 Forces driving the Information Society: 1. Expansion in coverage 2. Decline in ICT prices 3. Growth in infrastructure 4. New & advanced technologies (such as broadband and mobile Internet)
www.itu.int/wisr 10 1. Expansion in coverage & opportunity e.g. Bangladesh Source: Grameen Phone
www.itu.int/wisr 11 2. Declines in prices, 2003-2005
www.itu.int/wisr 12 3. Growth in infrastructure: telephony
www.itu.int/wisr 13 4. New and advanced technologies
www.itu.int/wisr 14 Strong progress towards a rich & inclusive Information Society, in line with the WSIS goals, BUT… what about the digital divide?
www.itu.int/wisr 15 The digital divide is taking on new dimensions, following different paths… 1G 2G 2.5G 3G 2.5G 2G Rep. of KoreaColombia 1G Source: M. Minges, WISR co-author Thousands
www.itu.int/wisr 18 The DOI measures all these trends: In response to WSIS Development-oriented Tracks countries own path & progress towards the Information Society Monitors the digital divide & enriches policy
www.itu.int/wisr 19 Thank you firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com World Information Society Report