[atrt2] Results of Independent Expert Doodle poll
bcute at pir.org
Mon Jun 17 18:31:15 UTC 2013
The results of the Doodle poll on the potential engagement of an Independent Expert have been compiled. The issues receiving the most votes were:
1. Case study re: effectiveness of PDP process – 9 votes
2. Metrics – 7 votes
3. Case Studies of PDPs and Processes with regard to ATRT1 advice – 6 votes
Noting that the "effectiveness of the PDP process" received the most votes (with 13 of 16 RT members casting votes) and received support from more than half of the members of the ATRT2 Review Team, the Chair and Vice Chairs recommend that the Review Team proceed with and RFP process to identify and select an Independent Expert to assist with this task.
With respect to #2 Metrics, although the issue received support from more than half of the voters, the Chair and Vice Chairs recommend that the ATRT2 not engage an Independent Expert on this issue. ICANN staff has indicated that it is in the process of engaging an Independent Expert/consultant to develop accountability and transparency metrics. The ATRT2 can and should engage with ICANN staff and the Independent Expert/consultant as terms of reference and metrics frameworks are developed.
With respect to #3, Case Studies of PDPs and Processes with regard to ATRT1 advice, the Chair and Vice Chairs recommend that the ATRT2 not engage an Independent Expert directly on this issue. However, of the 15 candidate case studies that received votes, two of the highest ranked case studies tie logically to the effectiveness of the PDP process: 1) Gaps in stakeholders' presence in ICANN; and 2) Cross Community Groups, modalities and success. On the basis of their relevance, these two should be explicitly included in the work of the Independent Expert on the effectiveness of the PDP process, to the extent that they reasonably apply.
Last, the other two highly rated case studies under #3 were 1) the New gTLD program; and 2) ICANN's relationship with the registrars. The ATRT2 may want to address these highly ranked case studies in the course of its work, depending on the deliberations of the relevant Work Stream groups.
We look forward to discussing this on our RT call this coming Thursday.
Brian, Avri, Lise and Alan
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