The Digital Opportunity Platform (DOP) is an ITU-led, multi-stakeholder partnership for bridging the digital divide. First initiated as the “Digital Bridges” programme in 2004, the Platform unites stakeholders from various backgrounds, including UNCTAD, UN-ESCWA, London Business School (LBS), LIRNEAsia and LinkAfrica, with its founding partners of ITU, the Ministry of Information and Communication of the Republic of Korea (MIC) and the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity (KADO).
It is based on eleven separate indicators in three clusters of opportunity, infrastructure and utilization. It has a modular structure and can be split into fixed and mobile components. The index was launched at WSIS in November 2005 and the first full release (180 economies) appeared in the World Information Society Report 2006.