The meeting will cover topics related to the definition, collection,
processing, dissemination and use of telecommunication/ICT indicators. Sessions
Telecommunication/ICT Indicators and Gender
Gender has moved to the forefront as a development issue. This session will
examine which telecommunication/ICT indicators are important for gender
analysis, the availability of telecommunication/ICT gender disaggregated
statistics and ways to move forward.
Telecommunication/ICT Indicators and the Millennium Development Goals and the World Summit for
the Information Society (WSIS)
The United Nations community has adopted a series of development targets
backed by measurable indicators. These include three specific indicators to
track the availability of telecommunication/ICT. The WSIS, to be held in 2003, will among other
things, examine how telecommunication/ICT can be used as a development tool.
Telecommunication/ICT improve well
being, help eradicate poverty, illiteracy, etc. by providing electronic access
to health, education and critical information. Discussion will focus on the
choice of the telecommunication/ICT indicators and what kinds of indicators can be used to measure
the impact of telecommunication/ICT on human development.
Telecommunication/ICT Indicators for Regulators and National Statistical Offices
It is the responsibility of national telecommunication/ICT government bodies and statistical
offices to collect, process and disseminate telecommunication/ICT statistics. This session will
look at best practice such as national regulatory authorities compiling
statistics as well as national statistical offices collecting data at a
household level. It will also provide guidelines for how national data can be
collected, compiled and disseminated.
Telecommunication/ICT Indicator Handbook
The rise of mobile and convergence of broadcasting, computing and
telecommunications calls for new indicators. This practical session will provide
guidelines for a new set of globally comparable telecommunication/ICT indicators.
Telecommunication/ICT Indicator Developments and coordination
The telecommunication/ICT indicator work of other organizations such as the OECD and the World
Bank will be presented during this session. The session will also discuss the
coordination and cooperation between the different organizations involved in