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Capacity-building Workshop on Information Society ıMeasurements: Core Indicators, Statistics, and Data ıCollection - Beirut, 7-10 June 2005ı


Background material:

Briefing paper on the partnership activities of ESCWA



Partnership list of ICT indicators


ESCWA comments on the proposal for a core list of ICT     indicators


ITU Core indicators: Basic access and infrastructure


Methodologies and model questions: Household and individual core ICT use indicators

Sheridan Roberts and Martin Schaaper, OECD

Report of the Partnership on Measuring Information and Communication Technologies for Development

United Nations Statistics Commission

Draft Guide to Information Society Measurement


Methodologies: ICT sector core indicators

Martin Schaaper, OECD

Workshop documents, listed by session:

Day 1:  Tuesday 7 June 2005

Opening speeches:
Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics (AITRS), (in Arabic)

International Telecommunication Union Arab Regional Office (ITU-ARO),  (in Arabic)


Khalid Khawaja



Khalil Aburizik


Omar Bizri

Policy making and decision support:
From policies to indicators - Monitoring progress,   measuring output, and assessing impact

Hesham Auda, ESCWA

Global perspective on core ICT indicators:
 Partnership, stocktaking, and harmonization

Scarlett Fondeur Gil, UNCTAD

ITU World Telecommunications indicators:
Data Collection and Dissemination

Vanessa Gray, ITU

ICT indicators in Education

Simon Ellis, UNESCO Institute for Statistics

Day 2: Wednesday 8 June 2005

Core set of Indicators: Basic access and      Infrastructure

Vanessa Gray, ITU

Methodologies and model questions: Household and individual core indicators

Martin Schaaper, OECD

Core ICT Business Indicators

Scarlett Fondeur Gil, UNCTAD

Adapting the indicators


Simon Ellis, UNESCO Institute for Statistics

Day 3: Thursday 9 June 2005

ICT indicators in the Arab region

Khalil Aburizik, ITU Arab Regional Office

ALECSO experience in the use of VSAT for distant learning: Present visions and future prospects (in Arabic)

Ahmed El Sheikh El Amin, Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization

Country Reports and Best Practices

Electronic indicators project for measuring the information society

Forms (in Arabic)

Eman Yassin
, Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics

ICT indicators in the Sultanate of Oman

Hamad Ben Saoud Aldageishi, Ministry of National Economy

National experience in the collection and dissemination of      ICT  statistics

Sufian S. Abu-Harb, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics

Qatar Census 2004: Population, buildings, residential units,     and  establishments

Khalid A. Kareem Al-Shafai, The Planning Council

Tunisian experience in ICT indicators collection

Mohamed Amine Jallouli, National Institute of Statistics

Information and Communication Technology in Iraq (in Arabic)

Maisaa Mohamad Fadel, Central Bureau of Statistics and Information Technology

 Information and Communication Technology Indicators (in  Arabic)


Experience of Mauritania in the measurement of ICT   measurements (in Arabic)

Mohamed Salem M'Bareck, State Secretariat with the Prime Minister of the New Technologies

ICT indicators in Yemen (in Arabic)


ESCWA Statistical Information System (ESIS)

Matthew Perkins, and Juliana Daher, ESCWA

Capacity-building planning – Open Forum


Day 4: Friday 10 June 2005

Panel discussion and workshop closing

Development of future indicators
Capacity-building for Western Asia and the Arab region


Expert group meeting [closed]






o Final Report

o Arabic version

o Information note

o Agenda

o List of Participants

o Documents