Kazakhstan: launching Internet Universality ROAM-X Indicators project

17 March 2022

UNESCO Almaty and Internet Association of Kazakhstan initiate A Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Board (MAB) for validation of the National Internet Universality Assessment in Kazakhstan based on The UNESCO's Internet Universality ROAM-X Indicators on 17 March 2021.

The Council invites many digital transformation stakeholders from politics, the media, academia, civil society organizations and the UN system to participate in discussions on the Internet Universality Indicators (IUI) process and methodology.

The Internet Universality Indicators developed by UNESCO look at 5 key dimensions of national Internet environments: Rights, Openness, Accessibility, Multistakeholder participation, and Cross-cutting issues ("ROAM-X"). Following the development of these indicators, the implementation phase started to voluntarily evaluate national Internet environments.

The Kazakhstan IUI will be the result of the research process led by Kazakhstan Internet Association. It assesses these Indicators (109 core indicators) in Kazakhstan. As such, it is an original work of research. The report provides information on the state of Kazakhstans Internet relative to the "ROAM" framework. It is the first ever research in the country.

This is the first time that such a comprehensive assessment of ROAM-X indicators has been conducted in the country, using a multi-stakeholder approach, and will ultimately form the basis for policy reforms in Kazakhstan through policy recommendations, based on the results of the assessment.

The publication is supported by the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) under the "Kazakhstan: Measuring the Internet development" project submitted by Internet Association of Kazakhstan.

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