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Re: minutes of june 15 meeting / the "context" discussion item.

From: Mira Slavova <mira@mmd4d.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 10:59:14 +0100
Message-ID: <4d9275350906160259k72bdaf46l5251655c740e0f3b@mail.gmail.com>
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Hello Raphael,

Thanks for explaining the concept of the scorecard!
Seems to me before we could start drafting a list of indicators/indeces to
include on the scorecard, we'd need some agreement of what areas of the
country "context" we are interested in depicting.

I would suggest the following context component which we might want to be
reflected in the scorecard and for which we might want to find measures:
*Technology* *Availability*

   - Availailable electronic network (connectivity, coverage, speed, etc)
   - Availailable mobile network (connectivity, coverage, speed, etc)
   - Geographic dispersion of network availability

*Technology Access/Use/Adoption*

   - Internet access/ use/ adoption
   - Mobile access/ use/ adoption
   - Social dispersion of technology use

*Use/Adoption requirements*

   - Human development (literacy, education, etc)
   - Income generation (sectors of employment, levels of entrepreneurship,
   etc)
   - Social and geographic income distribution

Hope this is of use! What do you think?

Best,
mira

2009/6/16 RaphaŽl Dard <Dard@intracen.org>

> Hi Mira,
>
> Thanks for your feedback. Your point is very valid. Let's use existing
> indicators.
>
> The suggestion is not to create an index, but rather to lead potential
> mobile application development leads to ask themselves key questions,
> before embarking on one technology or another.
>
> While the ICT development index is very useful and a reference we
> should take into account to develop the "scorecard" key indicators, I
> think this tool should be rather light and easy to use (20 indicators
> max?), and avoid having users say "this is too complex", which would de
> facto make it useless.
>
> In fact, a scorecard user who would not have all exact figures for the
> indicators (we know stats are often scarce in developing economies)
> should still be in a position to find it useful and get some guidance
> from it.
>
> Just thoughts!
> Wishing you, Mira and all, a nice day,
> RaphaŽl
>
>
>
> >>> Mira Slavova <mira@mmd4d.org> 15/06/2009 19:33 >>>
> Dear All,
>
> I'm sorry I was able to take part in the teleconference today. But I
> read
> the minutes and I have some comments on the matrix suggested by
> Raphael.
>
> The suggestion sounds very much like creating an index, not unlike the
> e-readiness indeces available from ITU, EIU, etc. The recent ICT
> development
> index (
> http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/publications/idi/2009/material/IDI2009_w5.pdf
> )
> immediately comes to mind.
>
> I think it might be worthwhile considering if it is appropriate to use
> a
> combination of existing index(es) or metrics for our purposes. It might
> be
> appropriate to refer readers to an Internet use/availability index (or
> one
> of its components) and a measure of mobile use/access. Metrics of
> dispersion
> in terms of geographic coverage, social inclusion/exclusion might also
> be
> appropriate. It might also be appropriate to recommend a way of
> combining
> these indeces/measures.
>
> If we do not think that existing measurement scales can address the
> needs of
> our audience, then I think the scorecard is a great idea. It would
> take
> considerable effort to specify it and start addressing the issue of
> data
> availability. I think it would not be very helpful if we were to
> recommend
> to practitioners to consult a piece of data which might not be readily
> available e.g. average SMS sent per capita.
>
> Thank you for the great discussion!
>
> Cheers,
> m
>
> 2009/6/15 RaphaŽl Dard <Dard@intracen.org>
>
> > Thank you Stephane and thanks to all for a nice discussion.
> >
> > I have shared my idea on addressing the possible context subject, on
> > our road map draft discussion page:
> > http://www.w3.org/2008/MW4D/wiki/roadmapv2-discussion
> > Hope it is clearer that way ;) Looking forward to reading your
> > comments.
> >
> > Best,
> > RaphaŽl
> >
> >
> > >>> Stephane Boyera <boyera@w3.org> 15/06/2009 15:09 >>>
> > Hi,
> >
> > the minutes of today's call are available at
> > http://www.w3.org/2009/06/15-mw4d-minutes.html
> >
> > the next meeting will take place on june 29
> >
> > Best
> > Stephane
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> Dr Mira Slavova
>
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Dr Mira Slavova

ICT4D Consultant
Mobile Market Design 4 Development
mmd4d.org
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