WSIS endorses the Digital Opportunity Index

The second World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which met in Tunisia in November 2005, endorsed the Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) as a tool for measuring the Digital Divide. Paragraph 115 of the Tunis Agenda for the Information Society says:
"We also note the launch of the ... Digital Opportunity Index, which will build upon the common set of core ICT indicators as they were defined within the Partnership on Measuring the ICT for Development. "
The DOI consists of 11 internationally endorsed ICT indicators classified in three categories: Opportunity, Infrastructure and Usage. One of the highlights of the DOI is its ability to analyze ICT development along both a fixed and wireless path (see figure). This reflects the importance of mobile communications for reducing the Digital Divide around the world.

For more on the DOI see Measuring the Gap

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