Evaluation Form
Information Society Profiles for Western Asia - 2003

The Information Society Profiles for Western Asia aim at providing a tool for the assessment and monitoring of the transition towards the information society in the ESCWA member countries. These profiles were produced by the Information and Communication Technology Division (ICTD) in ESCWA for the first time in 2003 and will be revised every two years. This evaluation form should help ICTD enhance its planned 2005 edition of the profiles and, hence, provide a better service to member countries.

Your feedback is hereby greatly appreciated.

   

1. In your opinion, who can benefit most of this publication? (You can tick more than one answer)
Public Sector NGOs Academia Private Sector General Public
2. How would you qualify the topics introduced in this publication?
   a. Informative Yes No
   b. Innovative Yes No
   c. Comprehensive Yes No
3. How would you qualify the concepts developed in this publication?
   a. Policy-oriented Yes No
   b. Strategy-oriented Yes No
   c. Action-oriented Yes No
4. How would you qualify the recommendations proposed in this publication?
   Actionable and can make a difference when implemented
   Somewhat actionable and might make a difference when implemented
   Too general for implementation
   Not realistic for implementation
   Poor, should not be implemented
5. To which extent are areas tackled in the Regional Profile of relevance to the priorities and needs of the region?
   a. Policies and strategies Significantly Fairly Somewhat Not at all
   b. Legal and regulatory environment Significantly Fairly Somewhat Not at all
   c. Infrastructure Significantly Fairly Somewhat Not at all
   d. Capacity-building Significantly Fairly Somewhat Not at all
   e. Building the ICT sector Significantly Fairly Somewhat Not at all
   f. Applications in government Significantly Fairly Somewhat Not at all
   g. Applications in education Significantly Fairly Somewhat Not at all
   h. Applications in business & commerce Significantly Fairly Somewhat Not at all
   i. Applications in healthcare Significantly Fairly Somewhat Not at all
   j. Digital Arabic content Significantly Fairly Somewhat Not at all
6. Could you suggest other areas that should be studied in the coming edition?
  
7. How would you rate this publication in terms of the following elements?
   a. Size Excellent Good Average Poor
   b. Format Excellent Good Average Poor
   c. Language Excellent Good Average Poor
   d. Content Excellent Good Average Poor
8. How does this publication compare to existing publications on the same topic?
Unique Better As good Poorer
9. To which extent did this publication contribute in increasing your knowledge of the information society in Western Asia?
Significantly Fairly Somewhat Not at all
10. To which extent did the concepts and ideas introduced in this publication benefit your work?
Significantly Fairly Somewhat Not at all
11. Would you recommend this publication to decision-makers in your country?
Yes No
12. Would you recommend this publication to researchers in your country?
Yes No
13. Would you like to be informed about the 2005 edition of the Information Society Profiles for Western Asia?
Yes No
14. Do you consider the development of a regional database on information society indicators and profiles an important task to be implemented by ESCWA?
Yes No
15. Any comments relating to the National Profile of your country?
  
16. Any other comments?
  
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