The Regional Workshop on ICT Statistics is organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau of the ITU in collaboration the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications in Bahrain from 26 to 27 March 2018 in Manama – Bahrain.
The workshop aims to strengthen the capacity of countries to produce the national statistics needed for the indicators on telecommunications and ICTs. Noting that this workshop is targeting the experts who are responsible for collecting or producing such statistics in ministries, regulatory agencies and national statistical offices.
The workshop will discuss the main groups of telecommunication/ICT indicators, their definitions and methodological issues, existing mechanisms of national coordination of ICT statistics, the dissemination and harmonization of ICT data at the international level, with a focus on the Information Development Index (IDI) issued by ITU and which has been modified some parts of its methodology which will come into effect in 2018. Also, the participants will have the opportunity to share the experience of their countries in the collection and harmonization of telecommunication/ICT indicators.