First survey on the use of ICT by households and individuals for GASTAT

DevStat has prepared for the General Statistics Authority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (GASTAT) the first survey on the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by households and individuals, and provided methodological advice on the same topic for the business sector. DevStat consultants promoted the use of international standards, such as those of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), for the design the the survey and the calculation of indicators. The survey will provide relevant information for the government of the Kingdom to continue its plans for modernising the country, within the Vision 2030, which aims at increasing the ICT infrastructure, e-government and use.

ICT statistics is one of the strong areas of expertise of DevStat, having implemented training programmes and consultancies in the Arab countries, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia and China.