Publications

Performance measurement

  • Measuring ICT and gender: an assessment

    • Published date: 2014
    • Published By: UNCTAD
    • Abstract: This report is a trial done by Task Group on Gender (TGG) of the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development to tackle and to improve the availability of sex-disaggregated data, especially in developing countries.
      It mainly depends on the "existing ICT indicators disaggregated by sex, assesses data availability and identifies main gaps based on an evaluation of needs and demand for such indicators. It also identifies areas covered as well as potential new areas where sex-disaggregated data are desirable, and the methodological work needed in order to develop relevant indicators to fill the data gaps". "This report describes the efforts to collect gender-disaggregated ICT statistics by the Partnership and TGG members, including the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), UNCTAD, the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), Eurostat, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), LIRNEasia, Research ICT Africa, Women in Global Society and Technology (WISAT) and the World Wide Web Foundation. Other international efforts and studies to define indicators and measure gender and ICT are also outlined. It is necessary, however, to distinguish between data that can be compared internationally, which is the objective of the Partnership, and other efforts to collect and disseminate data. The almost complete absence of ICT statistics and indicators from international statistics and indicators on gender equality is underlined in the hope that improved communications between the communities involved in gender statistics and ICT statistics, respectively, will help advance measurement at the intersection of gender and ICT. The United Nations Inter-Agency Expert Group on Gender Statistics (IAEG-GS) has taken encouraging steps in this direction".

  • Gender, ICTs and indicators: Measuring inequality and change

    • Published date: 2013
    • Published By: Tait Brimacombe and Andrew Skuse
    • Abstract: This article explores gender and information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the context of development, by analyzing a range of international ICT indices developed to measure broad access to and use of ICTs. This analysis highlights the relatively slow integration of specific gender-focused indicators into such indices, combined with the weak disaggregation of data by sex. The article also discusses a range of gender specific indices followed by analysis of some more recent holistic measurement frameworks that help to illuminate how gender sensitivity can be practically integrated into broad-based communication for development (C4D) initiatives. The article concludes by considering some of the practical actions that can be taken to promote gender sensitivity at the program or initiative level."

  • Women and Gender in ICT Statistics and Indicators for Development

    • Published date: 2008
    • Published By: Nancy J. Hafkin and Sophia Huyer
    • Abstract: This paper is introducing the available surveys as best practices using ICT statistics and indicators related to gender area. It mainly views the importance of gender and ICT Statistics and Indicators, Korean model in gender and ICT statistics, ITU activities in gender statistics, measuring the digital divide and statistical evidence , analysis of the gender digital divide as well as major indices that are interested in that certain area
      In the same context, Recent work that sheds light on women, gender, and the information society includes a major six-country study on the gender digital divide in francophone countries of West Africa and Orbicom’s 2005 research on women in the information society. Although major composite ICT indices do not publish gender and ICT statistics, the potential remains for them to do so, and some indices encourage others to enrich their work with gender data.

  • Gender and indicators (overview report)

    • Published date: 2007
    • Published By: Annalise Moser
    • Abstract: "This Report examines conceptual and methodological approaches to gender and measurements of change with a focus on indicators, examining current debates and good practice from the grassroots to the international levels."
      Setting measurements is initial for computing gender (in)equality. However , measurement techniques and data still limited, and that could confine the efforts paid to track achieving gender equality goals and commitments.

  • Measuring The Impact Of ICT On Women In Bangladesh

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    • Published By: Alauddin Ahmed and others
    • Abstract: This paper is introducing a brief how the ICT explore the women in Bangladesh and approach their needs and economic and social interest. Also the paper delivered the Bangladesh rolling model, as it modified and developed a specific indicators with a basic protocol of selection criterion of measurements to testify the ICT social and economic impact on women, and how these supported the government as well as the decision makers