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Information Society Indicators

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Statistical data and indicators regarding the use and impact of ICT help policymakers to formulate strategies related to ICT-driven economic growth and social development. In recognition of the need for improvement of data and indicators, and to close the data gap at the international level, the global Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development was launched in 2004. ESCWA and other United Nations regional commissions have undertaken several steps to fulfil the objectives of the Partnership. This study defines indicators, provides examples for ICT indicators development exercises, and reviews the set of indicators suggested by ESCWA.