Workshop on ICT Indicators for Benchmarking Performance in Network and Services Development
Type of work: Workshop
Categories:e-Readiness | Information Society
Abstract:The rapid development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and the pervasive impacts of its deployment in many areas of society, emphasizes the need to develop new, improved and, most importantly, standardized indicators to measure performance of the ICT sector.
Standardization of such indicators both on a national and international level is a necessary to make comparisons accurate and meaningful. This includes more traditional indicators to measure the investment climate, utilization (via the use of basic indicators such as tele-densities), as well as indicators to gauge the value chain benefits of ICT diffusion. While the ITU, and the UN have identified many indicators, it is necessary that these be contextualized within the developing world so that the indicators are adopted in a systematic and phased manner to address the most relevant and pressing issues.
Observations:The background material presented in this document has been prepared by LIRNEasia for the Workshop on ICT Indicators for Benchmarking Performance in Network and Services Development, held in New Delhi from 1-3 March 2006.
See the Report on the workshop.