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									Country Profile - Algeria




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Please comment on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         importance of this data point to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the research questions. How does
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          this data point relate to public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ICT access? What are the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       possible interpretations of this fact
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       with respect to public ICT access?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         What is the context around this
                                                                                                                                                                                        Optional: Please                                     fact that leads to a deeper
                                                                                                                                                              How accurate is this      comment on the                                  understanding of the local public
                                                                                                                                                              data point, based on    accuracy of this data                            ICT landscape? (Please comment
                                                                                                                                                                  your team's           point (e.g., more    What is the importance         only on data points that are
                                                                                                                                                              knowledge? (Highly        accurate or more     of this data point to our     relevant to public ICT access      Optional: Please
                                                                                                                                                              Accurate, Somewhat     current data points and     central research      based on your knowledge. For all provide notes on data
                                                                                                                                                                 Accurate, Not        sources, explanation       questions? (High,          other fields please type "no     point analysis (e.g.,
# Question                             Definition    Source                    Data                                                                                Accurate)           of accuracy rating)        Medium, Low)                      comment".)                     sources)
Geography
   Size of the country (total km^2)    area (km^2)   2007 CIA World Factbook   2,381,740                                                                                                                     High
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The wide surface
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of Algeria (as an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      underdeveloped
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      country) is in a same
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      time a constraint factor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of large dissemination
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of ICTs but
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      because of a concentration of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      libraries and such facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      in a north band of the country
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      this wide surface is also an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      opportunity (for business)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and is a real motivation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and justification of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      recommending few
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      technologies such
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (e-libraries, e-government,..) to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      connect populations of
1                                                                                                                                                             Highly Accurate                                                         south areas.
2   Size of the country (land)         area (km^2)   2007 CIA World Factbook   2,381,740                                                                      Highly Accurate                                High                     idem
3   Size of the country (water)        area (km^2)   2007 CIA World Factbook   0                                                                              Highly Accurate                                High                     idem
4   Physical features of the country   description   2007 CIA World Factbook                                                                                                                                 High
                                                                                                                                                                                     According to
                                                                                                                                                                                     GeoAtlas, lowest
                                                                                                                                                                                     point is
                                                                                                                                                                                     of course Chott
                                                                                                                                                                                     Melghir but at                                   A physical land is one
                                                                                                                                                                                      “– 26 meters“.                                  Of important factors that
                                                                                                                                                                                     and according to                                 Make population in
                                                                                                                                                                                     local sources highest                            difficulties (especially in
                                                                               Mostly high plateau and desert; some mountains; narrow, discontinuous                                 point                                            mountains, desert) of Public
                                                                               coastal plain. lowest point: Chott Melrhir -40 m. highest point: Tahat 3,003                          is “Tahat “ but at                               access to ICTs
                                                                               m                                                                              Somewhat Accurate      “2918 m”.                                        facilities.
5   Labels for primary                   (e.g. state or province, county,        2007 CIA World Factbook        48 provinces (wilayat; singular - wilaya); Adrar; Ain Defla; Ain                                                              High
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Despite of many common
    political/geographic divisions       district)                                                              Temouchent; Alger; Annaba; Batna; Bechar; Bejaia; Biskra; Blida; Bordj
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Features that are
                                                                                                                Bou Arreridj; Bouira; Boumerdes; Chlef; Constantine; Djelfa; El Bayadh; El
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     characterising the life
                                                                                                                Oued; El Tarf; Ghardaia; Guelma; Illizi; Jijel; Khenchela; Laghouat;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of citizens in Algeria,
                                                                                                                Mascara; Medea; Mila; Mostaganem; M'Sila; Naama; Oran; Ouargla; Oum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     each of 48 wilayas
                                                                                                                el Bouaghi; Relizane; Saida; Setif; Sidi Bel Abbes; Skikda; Souk Ahras;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     has its specifications
                                                                                                                Tamanghasset; Tebessa; Tiaret; Tindouf; Tipaza; Tissemsilt; Tizi Ouzou;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     in term of budgets,
                                                                                                                Tlemcen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     local development programs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and socio cultural habits, so
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     specific impact on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ICTs conditions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (libraries, telecommunication
                                                                                                                                                                                                Highly Accurate                                      infrastructures..).
6   Top 5 largest cities by population   total population per city (2007 est.)                                  Algiers, 2.1; Wahrān, 0.6; Constantine, 0.4; Bab Azwār, 0.3; Bātnah, 0.3; al-                                                 High   Of course a demography is
    (millions)                                                                                                  Jilfah, 0.2; Satīf, 0.2; Biskrah, 0.2; Annābah, 0.2; Sīdī Balabbas, 0.2                                                              Important Factor. Relevant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    please remove                    parameter to consider when
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     "Bab azwar"                     selecting samples (for people
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and add "Tlemcen"                surveys) and to understand
                                                                                 World Gazetteer                                                                                                Somewhat Accurate   ;"Blida" and "Bejaia".           specific phenomenons.
7   National political map               map                                     University of Texas Archives   See worksheet "Figures_Charts"                                                  Highly Accurate                               High
8   National terrain map                 map                                     University of Texas Archives   See worksheet "Figures_Charts"                                                                                                High
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The given map of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    terrain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Is not relevant at all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    because
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    It doesn’t show a rich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    contrast
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    that characterises
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Algeria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    lands which is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    composed by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    desert (Sahara), steps,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mountains,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    high mountains (atlas),
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    plains
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and sea (north
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    boundary with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mediterranean sea)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and interior lakes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (chotts).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Please use the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    attached map
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Instead of this one.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The File is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “AlgerialandsMap.jpe
                                                                                                                                                                                                Not Accurate        g”.                              same comment as for the data point 4

Political Environment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Other important                  Based on the nature of political
1 Overview of country’s political        description                             Economist Intelligence Unit    Algeria has a head of state (the President) and an executive branch headed                                                High
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    details:                         system of Algeria, we can
    system                                                                                                      by a prime minister. There is a bicameral legislature; the lower house (the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1999 election of                 suppose that if Bouteflika is
                                                                                                                Assemble populaire nationale) with 389 members, and the upper house (the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Abdelaziz                        reelected for a third mandate
                                                                                                                Conseil de la nation) with 144 members. The legal system is based on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bouteflika as a                  current development programs will
                                                                                                                constitution of 1976, which was subsequently revised in 1989 and 1997.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    president                        certainly be maintained (so a
                                                                                                                                                                                                Highly Accurate     of republic. and 2004            country assessment, success factors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                It’s very important
2    Overview of country’s government      description                            Economist Intelligence Unit   Bicameral; the lower house, the Assemblée populaire nationale, with 389                         to add these          High
     structures                                                                                                 members, was first elected in June 1997; the upper house, the Conseil de la                     Information
                                                                                                                nation, which has 144 seats, was formed in December 1997, with two-thirds                       concerning
                                                                                                                of its members elected through municipal polls and the remainder appointed                      the local
                                                                                                                by the presidentThe main political organizations are as follows: Front de                       Administrative
                                                                                                                libération nationale (FLN), previously the sole legal party; Rassemblement                      organization: in
                                                                                                                nationale démocratique (RND); Front des forces socialistes (FFS);                               algeria there Is
                                                                                                                Rassemblement pour la culture et la démocratie (RCD); Mouvement de la                           a system of provinces
                                                                                                                réforme nationale (Islah; Islamist); Mouvement de la société pour la paix                       (wilayas) Containing          To consider for identifying
                                                                                                                (MSP; Islamist); Parti des travailleurs (Labour Party)                                          dairas and Each daira         Stakeholders and decision makers.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Highly Accurate   is covering a set of          And for recommendations.
3    Total annual revenues for national    2006 revenues (billions of US$)        2007 CIA World Factbook       49.91                                                                                                                 High    To consider when discussing
     government (billions US $)                                                                                                                                                                                                               Public ICT access Inequity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Phenomenon and when
                                                                                                                                                                                              Highly Accurate                                 Recommending priorities actions.
4    Total annual expenditures for national 2006 expenditures (billions of US$)   2007 CIA World Factbook       33.49                                                                                                                High     To consider when discussing
     government (billions US $)                                                                                                                                                                                                               Public ICT access Inequity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Phenomenon and when
                                                                                                                                                                                              Highly Accurate                                 Recommending priorities actions.

Demographics
1 Total population                         number of people (millions) (2006)     WB                                                                                                   33.3                                          Medium
                                                                                                                                                                                              Highly Accurate
2    % population non-urban                %                                      UNSTATS                                                                                                40                                          High     To consider when discussing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Public ICT access Inequity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Phenomenon and when
                                                                                                                                                                                            Highly Accurate                                   Recommending priorities actions.
3    % population urban                    %                                      UNSTATS                                                                                                60 Highly Accurate                          High     idem
4    Population breakdown by age           number of people (2007 est.)           2007 CIA World Factbook       0-14 years: 27.2% (male 4,627,479/female 4,447,468)                                                                  High     To use within country
                                                                                                                15-64 years: 67.9% (male 11,413,121/female 11,235,096)                                                                        assessment and within
                                                                                                                65 years and over: 4.8% (male 752,058/female 857,994)                         Highly Accurate                                 an in-depth study
5    % of Population 0-14 years old        % of population (2007 est.)            2007 CIA World Factbook       27.20%                                                                        Highly Accurate                        High
6    number of males 0-14 years old        number of people (2007 est.)           2007 CIA World Factbook       4,627,479                                                                     Highly Accurate                        High
7    number of females 0-14 years old      number of people (2007 est.)           2007 CIA World Factbook       4,447,468                                                                     Highly Accurate                        High
8    % of Population 15-64 years old       % of population (2007 est.)            2007 CIA World Factbook       67,.90%                                                                                                              High
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This category is representing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              a labour population category.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              And we expect that major needs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              of information and ICTs access
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              are concentrated in this category.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              so this will be the most important
                                                                                                                                                                                              Highly Accurate                                 sample of the country assessment.
9    number of males 15-64 years old       number of people (2007 est.)           2007 CIA World Factbook       11,413,121                                                                                                           High     To consider when discussing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Public ICT access Inequity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Phenomenon and when
                                                                                                                                                                                              Highly Accurate                                 Recommending priorities actions.
10   number of females 15-64 years old     number of people (2007 est.)           2007 CIA World Factbook       11,235,096                                                                    Highly Accurate                        High     idem
11   % of Population 65 and older          % of population (2007 est.)            2007 CIA World Factbook       4.80%                                                                         Highly Accurate                        High     idem
12   number of males 65 and older          number of people (2007 est.)           2007 CIA World Factbook       752,058                                                                       Highly Accurate                        High     idem
13   number of females 0-14 years old      number of people (2007 est.)           2007 CIA World Factbook       857,994                                                                                         Please modify        Medium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                « number of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                females 65 and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                older » and not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                “number of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                females 0-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                years”.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Highly Accurate                                 idem
14 Population pyramid by age and sex       2007                                   US Census Bureau              See worksheet "Figures_Charts"                                                Highly Accurate                        Medium   idem
15 % total population of each ethnicity   for each group >1% of total         2007 CIA World Factbook       Arab-Berber 99%; European less than 1%                                                                                    High       To use within country
                                          population (2000 Census)                                                                                                                                                                               assessment and within
                                                                                                                                                                                             Highly Accurate                                     an in-depth study
16 Languages spoken                       for each group >1% of total         2007 CIA World Factbook       Arabic (official); French; Berber dialect                                                                                 High
                                          population (2000 Census)                                                                                                                           Highly Accurate                                     idem
17 Description of population speaking     Description                         Economist Intelligence Unit                                                                                                                             High
   each language                                                                                            Arabic (official); Berber language (Tamazight); and French are also used         Highly Accurate                                     idem
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 idem
Economy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          idem
1 Current GDP (Absolute)                  Billion US$                         Economist Intelligence Unit   125.3 (OER)                                                                                                               Medium     To consider when discussing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Public ICT access Inequity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Phenomenon and when
                                                                                                                                                                                             Highly Accurate                                     Recommending priorities actions.
2   Real GDP growth in last year          %                                   Economist Intelligence Unit   4.8                                                                              Highly Accurate                          Medium     idem
3   Consumer price inflation rate         %                                   Economist Intelligence Unit   4.1                                                                                                  Real data (IMF       Medium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 source):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 3.6(2004);
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1,6 (2005).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 World Bank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 estimations:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 3,2 (2007) and 3,0
                                                                                                                                                                                             Somewhat Accurate   (2008)                          idem
4   Economic highlights from EIU                                              Economist Intelligence Unit   Algeria is a country long regarded for its fertile soil, rich in resources and                                            High
    (paragraph from EIU)                                                                                    minerals. For this reason, agriculture and Hydrocarbons have contributed to
                                                                                                            the GDP, making up 7.7% and 45.1%, respectively. Overall, the fossil fuels
                                                                                                            energy sector is the backbone of Algeria's economy, accounting for roughly
                                                                                                            60% of budget revenues, 30% of GDP, and over 95% of export                                                                           To consider when discussing
                                                                                                            earnings.Real GDP growth plummeted in 2006, to just above 2%, but has                                                                Public ICT access Inequity
                                                                                                            since recovered.                                                                                                                     Phenomenon and when
                                                                                                                                                                                             Highly Accurate     What’s more                     Recommending priorities actions.
5   Economic Policy (first paragraph form Description                         Economist Intelligence Unit   The finance minister, Karim Djoudi, presented the 2008 budget to the                                 important              High
    EIU)                                                                                                    parliamentary finance committee in mid-October. The budget is expected to                            To note:
                                                                                                            be passed with minimal alterations by parliament during November, despite                            The PSRE plan 2001-
                                                                                                            some objections raised by opposition MPs to certain aspects, such as a                               2004
                                                                                                            proposal to double the excise duty on gasoil from AD0.3 (less than half a                            (6,9 billions USD) and
                                                                                                            US cent) per litre to AD0.6/litre. Mr Djoudi has proposed to offset what is                          the
                                                                                                            in effect a reduction in fuel subsidies by easing the tax burden on low-                              PCSCE 2005-2009
                                                                                                            income earners and through increases in public-sector salaries scheduled for                         (55 billions USD)
                                                                                                            the start of 2008. The threshold for general income tax is to be doubled,                            Undertaken by
                                                                                                            from AD60,000 (US$870) per year to AD120,000, and the minimum wage                                   Bouteflika in order to
                                                                                                            will also be increased, to AD25,000 per month from AD12,000. The                                     Promote the increasing
                                                                                                            government has also decided to provide an interest rate subsidy of up to 2%                          of the public                   To consider when discussing
                                                                                                            on loans for the reconstruction of properties damaged in earthquakes and for                         Sector especially               Public ICT access Inequity
                                                                                                            mortgages provided to state employees.                                                               those out of Oil and            Phenomenon and when
                                                                                                                                                                                             Somewhat Accurate   Gas.These last years            Recommending priorities actions.
6   Current GNI per capita                GNI per capita, Atlas method        World Bank                                                                                              3.03                                              Medium
                                          (current US$ in thousands) (2006)                                                                                                                  Highly Accurate                                     idem
7   Current % of population living below % living below national poverty line                            22.6                                              High
    national pov. line                                                                                                            Important is the
                                                                                                                                  national
                                                                                                                                  poverty rate. World
                                                                                                                                  Bank
                                                                                                                                  is doing an in depth
                                                                                                                                  study
                                                                                                                                  Of this issue (for the
                                                                                                                                  Algerian
                                                                                                                                  government). What is
                                                                                                                                  published
                                                                                                                                  as a real data:
                                                                                                                                  in 2000, 12,1%. In
                                                                                                                                  rural zones
                                                                                                                                  poverty rate was for
                                                                                                                                  14,7% and
                                                                                                                                  10,3 in urban areas.
                                                                                                                                  But according
                                                                                                                                  the WB report of 2006
                                                                                                                                  it’s
                                                                                                                                  important to see that
                                                                                                                                  poverty
                                                                                                                                  rates Is growing in             To consider when discussing
                                                                                                                                  urban area                      Public ICT access Inequity
                                                                                                                                  and decreasing in rural         Phenomenon and when
                                                                                 UNDP                           Highly Accurate   area.                           Recommending priorities actions.
                                                                                                                                  Of course many
8   Current % of population living below % living below $2 /day                                          15.1                                              High
                                                                                                                                  sources
    $2/day
                                                                                                                                  Such World bank let
                                                                                                                                  this
                                                                                                                                  Data blank but I just
                                                                                                                                  found a
                                                                                                                                  Seriouse source of
                                                                                                                                  CENEAP
                                                                                                                                  (A center of analysis
                                                                                                                                  of
                                                                                                                                  population and
                                                                                                                                  development.
                                                                                                                                  www.ceneap.com.dz/)
                                                                                                                                  is
                                                                                                                                  publishing its survey
                                                                                                                                  about
                                                                                                                                  poverty in Algeria.
                                                                                                                                  According
                                                                                                                                  to the last survey of
                                                                                                                                  2005 we have
                                                                                                                                  to note that:
                                                                                                                                  the poverty rate is
                                                                                                                                  5,2% in 2005.
                                                                                                                                  Very interesting is to
                                                                                                                                  know that
                                                                                                                                  Tiaret, Adrar and
                                                                                                                                  Tissemsilt
                                                                                                                                  Are the most poverty
                                                                                 UNDP                           Highly Accurate   regions.                        idem
9  Current % of population below          Below national poverty line (2001)     Country Website   n/a                                                     High
   national poverty line by region                                                                              Not Accurate      difficult to identify now.      idem
10 GINI coefficient                       A value of 0 represents perfect                                35.3                                              High   To consider when discussing
                                          equality, and a value of 100 perfect                                                                                    Public ICT access Inequity
                                          inequality (2006)                                                                                                       Phenomenon and when
                                                                                 UNDP                           Highly Accurate                                   Recommending priorities actions.
11 Current % of unemployed population     of people ages 15-64                                                               20.1                                                   High
                                                                                                                                                        Real data right
                                                                                                                                                        now is:
                                                                                                                                                        15,3% for 2005.
                                                                                                                                                        (equiv. 1,45 million                 very important.To consider when
                                                                                                                                                        of people).                          discussing
                                                                                                                                                        source: ONS (national                Public ICT access Inequity
                                                                                                                                                        statistics office of                 Phenomenon and when
                                                                                  World Bank                                        Somewhat Accurate   Algeria).                            Recommending priorities actions.

Education
1 Total enrollment in primary education The ratio of enrolled children of the                                                 97                        This ratio of 97%           High     To consider when discussing
                                        official age for primary school to the                                                                          concerns 2005 and                    Public ICT access Inequity
                                        total population of that age. (2004)                                                                            not 2004.                            Phenomenon and when
                                                                               UNDP                                                 Somewhat Accurate                                        Recommending priorities actions.
2   National literacy rate                A person is literate who can, with                                                 68.9                                                   High
                                          understanding, both read and write a                                                                                                               To consider when discussing
                                          short simple statement on his or her                                                                                                               Public ICT access Inequity
                                          everyday life. % of population ages                                                                                                                Phenomenon and when
                                          15+. (2000-2004)                     UNESCO                                               Highly Accurate                                          Recommending priorities actions.

ICT Infrastructure
1 National electrification rate           The number of people with               World Energy Outlook              98.10%                              Official sources            Medium   To consider when discussing
                                          electricity access as a percentage of                                                                         Give a rate of:                      Public ICT access Inequity
                                          total population (only includes                                                                               96% (2005).                          Phenomenon and when
                                          regional averages). (2005)                                                                Highly Accurate                                          Recommending priorities actions.
2   Landline coverage                     Main telephone lines per 100            International Telecommunication                                                                   High
                                          inhabitants. (2005)                     Union
                                                                                                                                                        It’s difficult to confirm
                                                                                                                                                        that
                                                                                                                                                        8.52% is true for
                                                                                                                                                        2005. but
                                                                                                                                                        according to Achour
                                                                                                                                                        cheurfi
                                                                                                                                                        encyclopedia (ANEP,
                                                                                                                                                        2007)
                                                                                                                                                        in 2004 this rate is
                                                                                                                                                        about 8,38%
                                                                                                                                                        for mail lines and
                                                                                                                                                        9,68% for
                                                                                                                                                        the mobile telephone.
                                                                                                                                                        Data but what we are
                                                                                                                                                        sure about is:
                                                                                                                                                        “Landing coverage for
                                                                                                                                                        both main
                                                                                                                                                        and cell telephones”:                To consider when discussing
                                                                                                                                                        30% (2005)                           Public ICT access Inequity
                                                                                                                                                        (according ARPT                      Phenomenon and when
                                                                                                                             8.52 Somewhat Accurate     source).                             Recommending priorities actions.
3   Cell phone subscriptions            Mobile telephone subscribers per 100 International Telecommunication                                                               High
                                        inhabitants. (2006)                  Union                                                                 Other Important data
                                                                                                                                                   useful for
                                                                                                                                                   The current project
                                                                                                                                                   are:
                                                                                                                                                   Total of main
                                                                                                                                                   telephone lines:
                                                                                                                                                   3,2 millions (2006)
                                                                                                                                                   Total of cell phone
                                                                                                                                                   lines:
                                                                                                                                                   17 millions (2007).
                                                                                                                                                   What is important to
                                                                                                                                                   keep in mind
                                                                                                                                                   for the project
                                                                                                                                                   Is the fact that cell
                                                                                                                                                   phone market is
                                                                                                                                                   more and more                    To consider when discussing
                                                                                                                                                   dominating and                   Public ICT access Inequity
                                                                                                                                                   more preferred by                Phenomenon and when
                                                                                                                         62.95 Somewhat Accurate   Algerian citizens.               Recommending priorities actions.
4   Cell phone cost                     Cost of a 3-minute local call during   International Telecommunication                                     Currently in average    High
                                        peak hours (US$). (2006)               Union                                                               A comparison of the
                                                                                                                                                   Prices of three main
                                                                                                                                                   operators (OTA,                  To consider when discussing
                                                                                                                                                   Mobilis, wataniya)               Public ICT access Inequity
                                                                                                                                                   gives: 0,36 $ per 03             Phenomenon and when
                                                                                                                          0.22 Somewhat Accurate   minutes.                         Recommending priorities actions.
5   Broadband Cost relative to income   Lowest sampled cost (US$) per 100      World Economic Forum              45.60                                                     Medium
                                        kbits/s as a percentage of monthly
                                        income (GNI) (2006)
                                                                                                                                                   I didn’t understand
                                                                                                                                                   how
                                                                                                                                                   World Economic
                                                                                                                                                   Forum
                                                                                                                                                   Calculates this data
                                                                                                                                                   But what I am sure
                                                                                                                                                   about
                                                                                                                                                   is the following:
                                                                                                                                                   A medium salary for a
                                                                                                                                                   disadvantaged people
                                                                                                                                                   is for 230,76 $/month
                                                                                                                                                   and
                                                                                                                                                   a lowest cost of 100
                                                                                                                                                   kbits/s
                                                                                                                                                   is in average 20$/
                                                                                                                              Somewhat Accurate    month                            no special comment.
6   Internet hosts (per 10,000 inhabitants) The number of computers in an          World Economic Forum           0.29                                                        High
                                            economy that are directly linked to
                                            the worldwide Internet network. This
                                            statistic is based on the country code
                                            in the host address and thus may not
                                                                                                                                                    We consider that it’s
                                            correspond with the actual physical
                                                                                                                                                    very difficult (may be
                                            location. (2004)
                                                                                                                                                    impossible) to identify
                                                                                                                                                    this rate (for 10.000
                                                                                                                                                    Inhabitants). The only
                                                                                                                                                    rate we can calculate
                                                                                                                                                    is
                                                                                                                                                    in a national
                                                                                                                                                    level.major
                                                                                                                                                    sources indicates that
                                                                                                                                                    Currently in Algeria it
                                                                                                                                                    exists 40.000
                                                                                                                                                    subscriptions
                                                                                                                                                    to Internet. Means
                                                                                                                                                    0,12%
                                                                                                                                                    of the population (33,3
                                                                                                                                                    millions inhabitants).
                                                                                                                                                    Also major sources
                                                                                                                                                    agree
                                                                                                                                                    that the number of
                                                                                                                                                    hosted sites with “.dz”            To consider when discussing
                                                                                                                                                    domain name are                    Public ICT access Inequity
                                                                                                                                                    about                              Phenomenon and when
                                                                                                                               Somewhat Accurate    1400 sites.                        Recommending priorities actions.
7   Total International Internet bandwidth Mbps (2005)                         International Telecommunication                                      I wonder how ITU          Medium
                                                                               Union                                                                Identified this rate?
                                                                                                                                                    We will check it                   To consider when discussing
                                                                                                                                                    Within assessment                  Public ICT access Inequity
                                                                                                                                                    Country surveys, if                Phenomenon and when
                                                                                                                         156.30 Somewhat Accurate   necessary.                         Recommending priorities actions.
8   International Internet bandwidth per   bit/s (2005)                        International Telecommunication                                      I wonder how ITU          Low
    inhabitant                                                                 Union                                                                Identified this rate?
                                                                                                                                                    We will check it
                                                                                                                                                    Within assessment
                                                                                                                                                    Country surveys, if
                                                                                                                                                    necessary.
                                                                                                                           4.75 Somewhat Accurate                                      in practice it's difficult to calculate
9   Percent of homes with personal         %                                   International Telecommunication    n/a                                                         High
    computers                                                                  Union                                                                                                   This is one of urgent action
                                                                                                                                                                                       to recommend: necessity of
                                                                                                                                                    Currently It’s                     an ICTs observatory which
                                                                                                                                                    impossible                         will Make a systematic
                                                                                                                                                    to identify this rate              collecting of data of How citizen
                                                                                                                                                    because                            are using of ICTs as an immaterial
                                                                                                                                                    of the lake of an                  goods. It will serves like a score
                                                                                                                                                    observatory                        card of ICTs for decision makers
                                                                                                                               Not Accurate         of ICTs.                           and stakeholders
10 Personal computers per 100              Self-contained computers designed to International Telecommunication                                     I wonder how ITU          High
   inhabitants                             be used by a single individual. (2005) Union                                                             Identified this rate?
                                                                                                                                                    We will check it                   To consider when discussing
                                                                                                                                                    Within assessment                  Public ICT access Inequity
                                                                                                                                                    Country surveys, if                Phenomenon and when
                                                                                                                           1.06 Not Accurate        necessary.                         Recommending priorities actions.
11 Internet users per 100 inhabitants   People with access to the worldwide International Telecommunication                                                      High
                                        network (2006 data)                 Union




                                                                                                                                       We consider that it’s
                                                                                                                                       very difficult (may be
                                                                                                                                       impossible) to identify
                                                                                                                                       this rate (for 10.000
                                                                                                                                       Inhabitants). The only
                                                                                                                                       rate we can calculate
                                                                                                                                       is
                                                                                                                                       in a national level.
                                                                                                                                       Major sources indicate
                                                                                                                                       that Currently in                To consider when discussing
                                                                                                                                       Algeria                          Public ICT access Inequity
                                                                                                                                       it exists in average             Phenomenon and when
                                                                                                              7.38 Somewhat Accurate   750.000 internet users.          Recommending priorities actions.
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