UNESCO has produced a Framework for Assessing Internet Development, based on the four ROAM categories:
R – that the internet is based on Human Rights
O – that it is Open
A – that it should be Accessible to all, and
M – that it is nurtured by Multistakeholder participation.
Safety, gender, children, sustainable development and legalities are cross-cutting indicators that feature across the model.
The internet is a vital component that facilitates digitalisation and achievements of the SDGs, and its benefits need to be universally available for all. The Framework can be accessed here.