Drafters: John MathiasonConcurring: Milton Mueller, Jeanette Hofmann, Lee McKnight, Derrick Cogburn

Over a thousand people are heading to Athens, Greece for the first meeting of the UN-sponsored Internet Governance Forum. Many of them are still fielding doubts or worries about what the outcome of this new multi-stakeholder institution is supposed to be.

In a new paper from the Internet Governance Project, John Mathiason opens with the famous quote from Yogi Berra, “if you don’t know where you are going, you might not get there.” He proposes some specific outcomes for the Forum that are consistent with the Tunis Agenda and proposes to use the techniques of “results based management” to assess
how well the Forum achieves them.

Suggested citation: John Mathiason, “The Road to Rio: Results-based Management of the UN Internet Governance Forum” (October 23, 2006). Internet Governance Project. Paper IGP06-006. Available at https://www.internetgovernance.org/pdf/roadtorio.pdf