Corpus ID: 56515992

Defining and Measuring Access to Knowledge: Towards an A2K Index

  title={Defining and Measuring Access to Knowledge: Towards an A2K Index},
  author={Lea Shaver},
  journal={I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society},
  • Lea Shaver
  • Published 2007
  • Political Science
  • I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society
Comparative indices are widely used in international development circles to benchmark and monitor public policy objectives. To date, however, no one has examined how an index of Access to Knowledge might be constructed. This article examines the methodological issues involved in such a project and provides a blueprint for the development of a robust and reliable A2K Index. For those new to the Access to Knowledge framework, this article also serves as a concrete and concise orientation to the… Expand
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