Measurement of Progress Towards the SDGs Through ICT Indicators

Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development.

Session 259

14:30–16:15, Monday, 12 June 2017 Popov Room 2, ITU Tower Interactive Session

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The session will highlight the measurement of progress towards the SDGs through ICT indicators, beyond the SDG Indicators Monitoring Framework. An initial mapping of ICT indicators to the SDGs based on the Partnership's core list of ICT indicators will be presented, followed by a country example. Parallel work on developing a thematic set of indicators on science, technology and innovation for the SDGs will lead to the launch of a Partnership Task Force on developing a thematic list of ICT indicators for the SDGs. Thematic ICT indicators should help monitor the availability and use of ICT in different sectors relevant to the SDGs. The indicators will be open to feedback from the WSIS stakeholders, during and after the WSIS Forum 2017.





Alison Gillwald, Executive Director, Research ICT Africa


The role of ICTs in achieving the SDGs - Scarlett Fondeur Gil, Economic Affairs Officer, UNCTAD

ICT indicators for the SDGs: The Brazilian experience – Tatiana Jereissati, CETIC, Brazil

Thematic indicators on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for the SDGs - Martin Schaaper, Head of Science, Culture and Communication, UNESCO Institute for Statistics (remote participation)

Developing a thematic list of ICT indicators for the SDGs - Esperanza Magpantay, Senior Statistician, ITU and Ms. Marion Barthelemy, Director, Division for Public Administration and Development Management, UN DESA


Session's link to WSIS Action Lines

  • AL C11 logo C11. International and regional cooperation

Session's link to Sustainable Development Process

  • Goal 4: Quality education logo Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5: Gender equality logo Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure logo Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals logo Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development


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