LIRNEasia at Global Event on Measuring the Information Society

Posted on May 28, 2008  /  0 Comments

Helani Galpaya is attending the 2008 Global Event on Measuring the Information Society in Geneva, Switzerland on 27 – 29 May. She is acting as a Facilitator in a session on Advancing the ICT Agenda .

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 provides an open framework for coordinating ongoing and future activities, and for developing a coherent and structured approach to advancing the development of ICT indicators globally.

George Sciadas of StatsCanada also made a presentation at this event. He highlighted LIRNEasia’s intervention to remove the proposed regressive tax on mobile phones, using its 2006 T@BOP2 survey data as an example of statistics and data being used successfully.

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