Measuring What and How: Capturing the Effects of the Internet We Want

05 September 2014 - A Open Forum on Istanbul,Turkey


  • Organization
    The World Wide Web Foundation
  • Open Forum Title
    Measuring what and how: Capturing the effects of the Internet we want
  • Description
    Many actors and stakeholders are keen to understand the socioeconomic development effects of the Internet and how it can effectively be used as an engine for growth and development. Various initiatives are working on capturing how the Internet is supporting education and health services, enabling entrepreneurship, and facilitating citizens’ access to information. These initiatives are using different methods and mechanisms to capture and document these effects. There are however very few opportunities for these stakeholders to come together to share experiences, challenges in data collection and dissemination and speak about the strategies they use to effectively leverage the collected data to inform policy making or to support practice.
    This panel will bring together actors involved in developing tools and methods to measure the effects of the Internet. this panel will be a space to discuss effective measurements, particular gaps, areas of collaboration.