Measuring the margins: A global framework for digital inclusion

UNU-EGOV (2019). Measuring the margins: A global framework for digital inclusion. Digital Future Society.

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    Author UNU-EGOV
    Title Measuring the margins: A global framework for digital inclusion
    Publication Date 2019-11
    Place of Publication Online
    Publisher Digital Future Society
    Pages 49
    Language eng
    Abstract In response to the call put out by the United Nations in The Age of Digital Interdependence, the objective of this report is to present a comprehensive framework underpinned by a clear set of metrics that policymakers can use to measure and monitor digital inclusion more effectively. Inspired by nine international indexes tracking digital inclusion, this report proposes a new framework based on a combination of existing and new indicators. If policymakers are serious about measuring digital inclusion more effectively, the following data related to four key dimensions must be collected regularly and segmented. Working to eliminate digital divides, the proposed global framework constitutes a highly practical tool to measure the state of digital inclusion, especially within traditionally marginalised and digitally excluded communities worldwide. The framework will help decision-makers to take targeted actions to refine policies and reach digitally excluded groups, thereby helping to achieve the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
    Keyword Digital inclusion
    Digital literacy
    Marginalised groups
    Copyright Holder United Nations University (UNU-EGOV)
    Copyright Year 2019
    Copyright type Creative commons
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