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Measurement of progress towards the SDGs through ICT indicators

​  ​World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) 2019
  Monday, 8 April 2019, 14:30-16:15 hrs
  ​Venue: Room K2, ITU, Geneva, Switzerland


The session will highlight the work of the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development Task Group on ICT for the SDGs. The task group was initiated in January 2017. The official launch was in June 2017 at the occasion of the WSIS Forum held in Geneva during the session organized by the Partnership.

The main objective of the task group on ICT for the SDGs is to propose a thematic list of ICT indicators that could be used to measure ICT availability and use in sectors relevant to the SDGs that are not covered in the global SDG indicators framework. The TG further aims at improving availability of disaggregated data, for the indicators that are defined in the thematic list, in addition to the ICT indicators included in the SDG measurement framework.

The final draft list will be presented during the session, followed by a focus on some specific topical areas. The session will end with the availability of the indicators at the national level and how the list can be implemented in countries. The indicators will be open to feedback from the WSIS stakeholders, during and after the WSIS Forum 2019, after which the list will be finalised.  ​​

​​Feedback can be provided by making comments in the following document:​ before ​30 April 2019​.


​Scarlett Fondeur Gil, Economic Affairs Officer, ICT Policy Section, Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD


Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU
Opening remarks

Deniz Susar, Governance and Public Administration Officer, Digital Government Branch, UNDESA
Developing the thematic list of ICT indicators for the SDGs

Martin Schaaper, Senior ICT Analyst, ICT Data and Statistics Division, Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU
The thematic list of ICT indicators for the SDGs

Anir Chowdhury, Policy Advisor, Access to Information Program, ICT Division, Bangladesh
Implementing the thematic list of ICT indicators for the SDGs in Bangladesh

Tatiana Jereissati, Coordinator, UNESCO Projects, Brazilian Network Information Center (, Brazil
Implementing the thematic list of ICT indicators for the SDGs in Brazil