This study represents an important progress toward evidence based eInclusion policy making and impact measurement.

While primarily focussed on the social and economic impact of eInclusion, the work also analysed the root causes behind processes of digital inclusion or exclusion and derived from it important implications for policy.

In order to do so:
1. about 300 hundreds theoretical and empirical sources have been reviewed;
2. 1000 cases of eInclusion support initiatives were screened and 125 of them analysed in depth ;
3. a wide ranging review of the economic literature on the impact of ICT was conducted;
4. an econometric model to assess the impact of possessing or lacking digital skills on employability and wage differentials was designed and run.

More information can be found here.

Source: Newsletter – April 2009