Government on the Web http://www.governmentontheweb.org/?q=tag/Digital%20Exclusion en Developing a Methodology for Costing the Impact of Digital Exclusion http://www.governmentontheweb.org/?q=projects/42 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-project-date"> <div class="field-label">Project Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Jan 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-project-cat"> <div class="field-label">Categories:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Digital Exclusion </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-pub-experiment"> <div class="field-label">Experiment?:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> <div class="all-attached-images"><div class="image-attach-body image-attach-node-51" style="width: 200px;"><a href="/?q=content/digital-exclusion-screenshot"><img src="http://www.governmentontheweb.org/sites/governmentontheweb.org/files/images/digitalexclusion.jpg" alt="Digital Exclusion Screenshot" title="Digital Exclusion Screenshot" class="image image-medium " width="200" height="200" /></a></div> </div><p>This project opened the expert deliberation of costing digital exclusion by developing a <a href="http://microsites.oii.ox.ac.uk/digital-exclusion/content/developing-methodology-costing-impact-digital-exclusion">Methodology for Costing the Impact of Digital Exclusion</a> and then creating a <a href="http://microsites.oii.ox.ac.uk/digital-exclusion/">digital exclusion project website</a> to allow all Internet users to share their comments and critiques. The project was developed for the <a href="http://www.nao.gov.uk/">National Audit Office (NAO)</a> by the LSE Public Policy Group and the Oxford Internet Institute (OII). Please visit the project website to contribute.</p> <p><strong>Background</strong><br /> Recent work by OII has shown that technological forms of exclusion are a reality for significant segments of the population, that different groups experience different types of exclusion, and that for some people they reinforce and deepen existing disadvantages, such as social and economic exclusion.</p> <p>We were asked by the <a href="http://www.nao.gov.uk">National Audit Office</a> to develop a methodology for working out the benefits foregone to citizens, government and the economy through digital exclusion - and the costs of overcoming them. This methodology is presented here.</p> <p>The original project to develop the methodology was jointly led by <a href="http://www2.lse.ac.uk/government/whosWho/profiles/pdunleavy@lseacuk/Home.aspx">Professor Patrick Dunleavy</a> and <a href="http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/?id=2">Professor Helen Margetts</a>, the research team included Chris Gilson, Leandro Carrera, <a href="http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/?id=106">Ellen Helsper</a> and <a href="http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/LSEPublicPolicy/whosWho.htm">Jane Tinkler</a> and the project was jointly administered for the research team by <a href="http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/enterpriseLSE/">Enterprise LSE</a> and Isis.</p> <p>In developing this methodology, the team drew on their extensive experience of working together on earlier NAO value for money studies, including <a href="/publications/14">Government on the Web</a> (1999), <a href="/publications/15">Government on the Web II </a>(2002) and <a href="http://www.nao.org.uk/publications/0607/government_on_the_internet.aspx">Government on the Internet: Progress in Delivering Information and Services Online</a> (2007); the Oxford Internet Institute’s biannual investigation into Internet use in Britain, the <a href="http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/microsites/oxis">Oxford Internet Survey (OxIS)</a>; and research carried out by the Oxford Internet Institute (with the Office of National Statistics and OfCom) for the Department for Communities and Local Government published as <a href="http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/communities/digitalinclusionanalysis">Digital Inclusion: An Analysis of Social Disadvantage and the Information Society</a> (2008).</p> <p><strong><a href="http://microsites.oii.ox.ac.uk/digital-exclusion/">Project website<br /> http://microsites.oii.ox.ac.uk/digital-exclusion/</a></strong></p> http://www.governmentontheweb.org/?q=projects/42#comments Digital Exclusion Sun, 05 Sep 2010 10:57:12 +0000 Scott A. Hale 42 at http://www.governmentontheweb.org