Partnership on Measuring the Infromation Society

Details of the organization
ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean)
International organizations

Information about the project
Partnership on Measuring the Infromation Society
Organized under the umbrella of the "Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development", the main goal of this global meeting is to consolidate the outcomes of regional workshops on information society indicators that were held in the 4th quarter of 2004, and agree on a final list of core ICT indicators to be collected by all countries, including on basic access and usage by households and individuals, businesses and schools. It will also discuss developing country technical assistance needs as regards the compilation of ICT indicators, identify ICT indicators relevant to achieving the MDGs, and present ongoing work concerning the creation and maintenance of an international database on ICT indicators. The outcome of the meeting will provide concrete suggestions on how to measure information society developments, as an input to the second phase of WSIS and its follow-up.
International implementation
Ongoing from 01/12/2003 to 
UNCTAD/OECD/ITU/UIS/UN Regional Commissions/UN ICT Task Force/World Bank

WSIS information
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • WSIS Thematic Meeting
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No