Observatory for the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean (OSILAC), Phases Iand II

Lead Organisation ICA
Type of Project Activity Project which enable ICT4D environment
Project URL http://www.idrc.ca/wsis/ev-86415-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html
Brief Description OSILAC’s main objectives are to: Provide support for the production, compilation, processing and dissemination of data, indicators and methodologies, standardizing and harmonizing ICT statistics collected at the subregional, national and local levels; Work closely with the National Statistical Agency of each country of the region to increase the number of questions related to the information economy and society in their home and business surveys; Prepare methodological and conceptual frameworks in an interactive and participatory manner, in order to implement ICT statistics in surveys conducted in the countries of the region, while both contributing to and learning from similar developments at the global level; and Attract the attention of multilateral and donor organizations so as to increase the funding available to support national statistical agencies in the region in their development of a broader set of official statistics on the information society and economy.
Contact name Ben Petrazzini
Contact email N/A
Contact Phone/Fax N/A
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Affiliated Organisations IDRC,ECLAC
Funding Agencies European Union
Target Beneficiaries The staff who deal with the methodological and operational aspects of surveys that may include questions on ICTs (such as household, quality of life, labour and expenditure surveys) in firms, government agencies, educational establishments, and research centres.
Start Date 17-03-2003
End Date 31-12-2007
Project Budget CAD$643,145
Current Status on going
Countr(ies) Involved Trinidad & Tobago;Jamaica;Dominican Republic
Description of ICT Components
Millennium Development Goals
Project Document(s)

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