Measuring the WSIS Targets
A statistical framework, 2011
- A response to the WSIS call to develop indicators and produce official statistics for measuring the information society
- A concrete list of indicators to monitor the 10 WSIS targets, which range from connecting villages, schools, and health centers to developing online content and providing people with ICT access
- A practical tool for policy makers and data producers in developing countries to monitor and assess information society developments
Background: The report was prepared by the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development's Task Group on Measuring the WSIS Targets, which was launched in May 2010, during the WSIS Forum 2010
. The Task Group, which is lead by ITU, worked in close cooperation and consultation with many experts in the field of ICT measurement. The list of indicators suggested to measure the WSIS targets were first proposed in the World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report 2010
. They were also discussed on the TG WSIS discussion forum
and presented in a dedicated session (7) at the World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators meeting
(WTIM), which took place from 24-26 November 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland.
The report is expected to become the main reference document for the final review of the achievements made towards meeting the WSIS targets in 2015.
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