The main achievement of the project was the implementation of the FIRST Egyptian ICT Indicators portal which is a precedent in the Arab and African regions. The portal provides the necessary, accurate and meaningful data about ICT sector in Egypt. It has the broadest scope, as it is measuring ICT usage in different fields: Households, Businesses, Government, Education, Health, IT Clubs and internet cafes. In addition, it pools together sets of hard and soft data with different frequencies; monthly, quarterly, and annually. It also allows display of indicators by multiple categories and sub-categories both graphically and in a tabular form. Furthermore, it provides friendly interface for ease of use for all types of beneficiaries which include policy makers, researchers, academia, the media, investors, businessmen and international organizations.
The impact of the project is being continuously measured through regular interaction with all beneficiaries from the portal. This process takes place via a questionnaire distributed to all types of beneficiaries inquiring about the return and benefits they derive from the indicators, information and reports on the portal and whether they have any suggestions or proposals to improve the portal’s content which in turn will maximize their satisfaction.