The Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development is an international, multi-stakeholder initiative to improve the availability and quality of ICT data and indicators, particularly in developing countries. It was launched in June 2004, on the occasion of UNCTAD XI.
Current partners include ITU, OECD, UNCTAD, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, the World Bank, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), the UNEP Secretariat of the Basel Convention, the UN Regional Commissions (UNECLAC, UNESCWA, UNESCAP, UNECA) and EUROSTAT. The UN ICT Task Force was a member of the Partnership until the end of its mandate in 2005. The Partnership Steering committee is composed of ITU, UNCTAD and UNECLAC.
National Statistical Offices (NSOs) from advanced countries are invited to contribute to the Partnership activities and provide expertise and advice to NSOs from developing countries, and transfer knowledge in areas such as methodologies and survey programmes. A number of donors have supported the activities of Partners.
For more information on the Partnership's objectives and activities, as well as information on the Partners and donors, please click on the links to the left of the screen.