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Meeting of the Expert Group on ICT Household Indicators (EGH)


The 3rd Meeting of the Expert Group on ICT Household Indicators (EGH) took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 22 to 23 September 2015. The meeting was organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and hosted by ITU. The EGH meeting was held back-to-back with the 6th Meeting of the Expert Group on Telecommunication/ICT Indicators (EGTI), which took place also in Geneva, Switzerland, on 24 to 25 September 2015.

The EGH meetings are open to all ITU members and experts in the field of ICT statistics and data collection.

The objective of the meeting was to examine the contributions received from members of the EGH online discussion forum over the current working period, with a view to finalizing the items under discussion. The outcome of the discussions was presented at the 13th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS), which was held in Hiroshima, Japan, from 30 November to 2 December 2015.

The statistical topics that were covered during the EGH meeting include, among others: barriers to Internet use by individuals; barriers to mobile phone ownership; barriers to household Internet access; methodological issues related to data collection, verification and dissemination; and new indicators on ICT employment.

Information about the meeting, including the presentations delivered during the meeting, is available on the EGH online forum: http://www.itu.int/net4/ITU-D/forum/expertgrouponhouseholds/forum/yaf_login.aspx