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Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development

10 years of Partnership

​In recognition of the achievements of its work over the last ten years, watch this special Partnership video.

Final WSIS Targets Review

​The Partnership report Final WSIS Targets Review: Achievements, Challenges and the Way Forward was launched at the WSIS+10 High Level Event, on June 10. More >

Partnership on Measuring ICT4D

The Partnership is an international, multi-stakeholder initiative to improve the availability and quality of ICT data and indicators. To find out more, download the Parn, download the Partnership brochure.

Core ICT Indicators

The Partnership has developed a core list of ICT indicators to help countries track ICT infrastructure, access, and measure ICTs in households, enterprises, education, and government. The list is revised regularly and was endorsed by the UN Statistical Commission. More>

Partnership members

The Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development is made up of a total of 14 partner organizations. In 2014, the International Labour Organization joined the Partnership, in particular to contribute in the area of ICT-related employment, and to develop indicators on employment in the ICT sector, ICT occupations and jobs requiring ICT skills. The United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP), an international community of scholars engaged in research, capacity development and dissemination of knowledge, joined in 2013. The UNU-ISP contributes to the Partnership’s work in the area of e-waste measurement.

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)


United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
​UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)


UNEP Secretariat of the Basel Convention (SBC)

United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability 
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International Labour Organization (ILO)

The Role of ITU

ITU is an active member of the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development and together with UNCTAD and ECLAC, one of the three members of its Steering Committee.
From the core list of indicators identified by the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development, ITU is responsible for collecting the infrastructure and access indicators, as well as the indicators on access to and use of ICTs by households and individuals.
To improve data availability and comparability, ITU works closely with its Member States, particularly the Ministries in charge of telecommunication, regulatory agencies, and national statistical offices. ITU provides technical assistance to enhance the capacity of national statistical offices.

WSIS follow-up

The Partnership's work is closely related to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which called upon countries and international organisations to develop appropriate indicators and produce official statistics to monitor the Information Society and the WSIS Tunis Agenda for the Information Society makes reference to the Partnership. Through its Task Group on Measuring the WSIS Targets, the Partnership is actively involved in the WSIS+10 review process and took the lead role in monitoring progress towards the achievements of the WSIS Targets.