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Manual for the Production of Statistics on the Information Economy - revised 2009 edition

Valid from2009
Previous versions2008
DescriptionThe UNCTAD's Manual for the production of statistics on the information economy is a guide for NSOs or other entities in charge of producing official statistics on the information economy, on how to produce statistics on the core indicators on ICT use in business, the ICT sector and trade in ICT goods, in a streamlined and internationally comparable manner. The Manual describes in details the core indicators on the information economy and the steps to produce them. These core indicators were developed through consultations with NSOs worldwide. The Manual provides statisticians with concrete examples of questionnaire and questions for enterprises surveys, it provides guidance on existing classifications that should be used to provide the core indicators. This Manual is also used as the basis for the capacity building activities of UNCTAD on measuring the information economy.
Maintenance organization United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Statistical domains 3.3.3 Information society
Type of standardConcepts and Definitions
Languages Arabic, English, French, Spanish
Information last updated17/02/11