Measuring Digital Development: Latest insights from ITU

1:00 pm
 – 2:30 pm

This webinar represents a unique opportunity to learn about ITU’s latest statistical products and initiatives, and exchange with the ICT Data and Analytics team.  

The key findings from Facts and Figures 2021, ITU’s annual assessment of the state of digital connectivity around the world will be presented at this webinar. The latest edition reveals that a ‘Grand Canyon’ separates the digitally empowered from the digitally excluded, with 96 per cent of the 2.9 billion people still offline living in the developing world.  The ICT Data and Analytics team will also present the state of ICT affordability – a key enabler of connectivity – with the Policy brief on the affordability of ICT services 2021 that will be published in collaboration with the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI). They will also introduce ITU’s ongoing work on big data and its potential for transforming the way digital development is measured.

The webinar will be delivered in English. Webcast and captioning in English will be made available for this webinar.

Invitation letter: Arabic – Chinese – English – French – Russian – Spanish

Draft agenda

13h00 – 13h05    Opening remarks

13h05 – 13h20    Presentation of Facts and Figures 2021

13h25 – 13h40    Presentation of the Policy brief – The affordability of ICT services​ 2021

13h45 – 14h00    Presentation of ITU’s ongoing work on big data

14h00 – 14h30    Q&A