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WSIS Stocktaking is part of WSIS process 


The WSIS Stocktaking Process

The WSIS Stocktaking Process is a follow-up to WSIS that was initiated in 2004. Its purpose is to provide a register of activities carried out by governments, international organizations, the business sector, civil society and other entities, in order to highlight the progress made since that landmark event. Following § 120 of Tunis Agenda for the Information Society (TAIS), ITU has been maintaining the WSIS Stocktaking database as a publicly accessible system providing information on ICT-related initiatives and projects with reference to the 11 WSIS Action Lines of Geneva Plan of Action. ECOSOC Resolution 2012 “Assessment of the progress made in the implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society” encourages all stakeholders to continue contributing to the WSIS Stocktaking database.


WSIS Stocktaking Platform

In February 2010,WSIS Stocktaking Platform was launched as the new initiative to improve existing functionalities, transforming the former static database into a unique portal to highlight ICT-related projects and initiatives in line with WSIS implementation. The platform offers stakehold­ers exciting and interactive networking opportunities via Web 2.0 applications. In the framework of the WSIS Stocktaking Platform, all types of stakeholders can benefit from the database, the global events calendar, the global repository, blog, online forum that tend to extend networking and create partnerships in order to provide more visibility and add value to projects at the local, national, regional and international levels.


Regular Reporting

Regular reporting on WSIS Stocktaking is the outcome of the Tunis phase of the Summit, which was launched in order to serve as a valuable tool for assisting with the WSIS follow-up. Since 2005, regular reporting has been a key tool for monitoring the progress of ICT initiatives and projects worldwide. WSIS Stocktaking has been playing a crucial role during many years and this role takes on even greater significance in the light of the WSIS+10 review process on the implementation of WSIS outcomes.

WSIS Stocktaking Reports: 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013

Entries submitted to the WSIS Stocktaking Database will be reflected in the WSIS Stocktaking Report 2014. To submit an entry, please click here.



WSIS Project Prizes

The contest of WSIS Project Prizes is a response to the requests expressed by WSIS stakeholders to create a mechanism to evaluate and reward stakeholders for their efforts in the implementation of WSIS outcomes. Find out more information at .The contest of WSIS Project Prizes is an integral part of the WSIS Stocktaking Process.



The partners of WSIS Stocktaking Platform:

ICT4Peace, EuroAfrica-ICT, Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID), E-Krishok, NGLS, CoNGO , ICWE GmbH E-learning Africa,, ICT4D, International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development



The Media Partners of WSIS Stocktaking Platform:

Information Technologies & International Development (ITID), ITU news


Stocktaking Report 2015
The final version of the Report on the WSIS Stocktaking 2015 is available now here!

WSIS Stocktaking
Report 2015 

The WSIS Stocktaking Team thanks all WSIS Stakeholders for all submissions to the WSIS Stocktaking Database.

WSIS Stocktaking Reporting
The WSIS Stocktaking Reports 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 are available below.

 WSIS Stocktaking Report 2014

 WSIS Stocktaking Report 2013

 WSIS Stocktaking Report 2012

 WSIS Stocktaking Report 2010

 WSIS Stocktaking Report 2008

 WSIS Stocktaking
Report 2005 


go New WSIS Stocktaking Flyer 2009

go Report on the WSIS Stocktaking 2008

The stocktaking report has been prepared on the basis of activities submitted or updated within the period from December 2005 to 15 May 2008. The draft report has been made available on the web for one week for comments of the WSIS Stakeholders. The final version of this report reflects all comments sent to until 21 May 2008. 

go Final Report on the WSIS Stocktaking 2005

The stocktaking report has been prepared on the basis of activities received up to 5 October 2005. It includes comments to the advanced draft of the stocktaking report and additional inputs sent to

go World Information Society Report

Chapters within the new ITU/UNCTAD World Information Society Report 2006 and 2007 focusing on WSIS implementation, including analysis based on the Stocktaking Database. The entire reports are available here.

go ITU News

go WSIS Stocktaking Exercise Presentations 2007 

go WSIS Stocktaking Exercise in the past and after the Summit

go List of websites focusing on ICT for development

go Submit comments or questions

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