Manual for Measuring ICT. Access and Use by Households and Individuals 2009

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This Manual provides assistance to our members in the area of ICT measurement. It's based on the Partnership’s core list of indicators, has therefore been prepared as a practical tool to guide countries in their ICT data production. It can be used as basic reference material when preparing, designing and implementing ICT household surveys. The Manual also serves as the basis for our training course on ICT household statistics, which we offer to countries that would like to receive capacity building in this field.




At its 38th session, held in 2007, the United Nations Statistical Commission endorsed a core list of ICT indicators. The core list, which has been developed by the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development, includes indicators on ICT infrastructure and access; ICT access and use by households and individuals; ICT use by businesses and the ICT producing sector. The Commission, in addition, encouraged countries to adopt the core indicators in their ICT data collection programmes. It also urged the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development to update the list of indicators regularly and assist countries in their capacity building efforts for ICT data collection. A revised core list of ICT indicators will be presented by the Partnership to the 40th session of the Statistical Commission, including indicators on ICT in education. Furthermore, the United Nations Principles and Recommendations on Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 2, released in 2008, urges countries to collect statistics on household access to ICT as a core topic.


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