The 2015 outcome document of the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) acknowledged the importance of data and statistics to support ICT for development. It also called for further quantitative data to support evidence-based decision-making. As enabling tools for development, ICT statistics are equally important to track progress in their support of the SDGs and continued attention should be given to the development of official ICT statistics for development policies. After the adoption of the SDGs and related targets and indicators, and following the discussion on ICT statistics at the 47th session of the UN Statistical Commission, this WSIS 2016 Forum
session will discuss how ICT statistics will allow to track development goals going forward. It will also address the possibility of using new data sources to track the SDGs and monitor progress in ICT for development.