MBRF, UNDP collaborate on Arab Reading Index initiative to analyze regional reading level
“The Arab Reading Index initiative resonates with the UAE's vision, which considers reading an essential element in the process of acquiring knowledge and strives to promote innovation as a principle in the local community, all in an effort to establish a well-educated generation capable of producing and spreading knowledge,” Jamal bin Huwaireb, managing director at MBRF, said.
The results of the survey will be unveiled during Knowledge Summit 2016.
The Arab Reading Index is a scientific tool that will track knowledge initiatives in the region, gauging their impact on society through quantifiable data.
“The Arab Reading Index aims to develop reliable methods to measure reading in Arab societies through producing accurate and current statistics,” Dr. Hani Al Turki, chief technical advisor for the Arab Knowledge Project, said. “The index will be created by building on the results of an online survey that has so far canvassed more than 50,000 individuals from all around the Arab world; the results will then be launched during the Knowledge Summit 2016."