Project timeline

The indicators project will draw on two main types of evidence:

  1. Desk research into existing indicators and measurement of the internet
  2. An extensive programme of multistakeholder consultation.

It will be divided into two main phases.

The first phase, from May to October 2017, will focus on broad principles for internet indicators. A report on the first phase, including options for specific indicators, will be published in November 2017.

The second phase, from November 2017 to March 2018, will focus on options for specific indicators. A final report, including specific indicators, will be published in April 2017.

Each phase of the project will include an extensive programme of multistakeholder consultation.

An online consultation will take place on this website. The first phase of this consultation process focuses on broad principles for internet indicators. It lasts until October 2017. All stakeholders are encouraged to respond to this questionnaire. A second consultation, on options for specific indicators, will be launched in November 2017.

UNESCO will also organise a series of face-to-face consultations at international meetings and in individual countries. Plans for these consultation meetings can be found here.