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The Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development was launched in June 2004 by the ITU, UNCTAD, Eurostat, the World Bank and several UN Regional Economic Commissions. It represents the most comprehensive effort to develop, collect and disseminate globally relevant indicators to measure the Information Society.
As an international, multi-stakeholder initiative, the Partnership provides an open framework for coordinating ongoing and future activities, and for developing a coherent and structured approach to advancing the development of ICT indicators globally, in particular in developing countries.
The Partnership helps measure the information society by:
- Defining a core list of ICT indicators and methodologies to collect these indicators;
- Helping developing countries collect ICT statistics, particularly through capacity-building and hands-on training for national statistical offices;
- Collecting and disseminating information society statistics in a number of formats, including a global report and database.