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Working Party on Indicators for the Information Society (WPIIS)
Chair:   
Mr. Luis Magalhaes   
(Portugal)
Vice-Chairs:   
Mr. Martin Mana   
(Czech Republic)
Mr. Aarno Airaksinen   
(Finland)
Mr. Je Myung Ryu   
(Korea)
Mr. Hans-Olof Hagén   
(Sweden)
Ms. Barbara Kathryn Atrostic   
(United States)
Members:   
Australia   
Korea   
Austria   
Luxembourg   
Belgium   
Mexico   
Canada   
Netherlands   
Chile   
New Zealand   
Czech Republic   
Norway   
Denmark   
Poland   
Estonia   
Portugal   
Finland   
Slovak Republic   
France   
Slovenia   
Germany   
Spain   
Greece   
Sweden   
Hungary   
Switzerland   
Iceland   
Turkey   
Ireland   
United Kingdom   
Israel   
United States   
Italy   
European Commission   
Japan   
Regular Observers (Non-Members):   
Russian Federation   
Egypt   
India   
Latvia   
South Africa   
Singapore   
Date of creation:
1st March 1999
Duration:
31st December 2013
Observers (International Organisations):   
UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)   

Mandate :   -   Summary Record of the 35th Session of the ICCP Committee held on 4-5 March 1999 [DSTI/ICCP/M(99)1]

   -   Summary Record of the 40th Session of the ICCP Committee held on 11‑12 October 2001 [DSTI/ICCP/M(2001)2]

   -   Summary Record of the 45th Session of the ICCP Committee held on 2‑3 October 2003 [DSTI/ICCP/M(2003)2]

   -   Summary Record of the 47th Session of the ICCP Committee held on 20-21 October 2004 [DSTI/ICCP/M(2004)2]

   -   Summary Record of the 50th Session of the ICCP Committee held on 9-10 March 2006 [DSTI/ICCP/M(2006)1]

   -   Summary Record of the 56th Session of the ICCP Committee held on 11-12 December 2008 [DSTI/ICCP/M(2008)3]

 

 

 

Extract from document [DSTI/ICCP/M(2008)3, Annex 2]

 

Working Party on Indicators for the Information Society (WPIIS)

 

Terms of Reference

 

“The mandate of the Working Party on Indicators for the Information Society (WPIIS) shall be:

 

1.   The Working Party will monitor, supervise, direct and co-ordinate the statistical work and contribute to the development of indicators and quantitative analyses needed to meet the requirements of the Committee for Information, Computer and Communications Policy and its subsidiary bodies. More specifically, the Working Party will:

   i)   Ensure the continued improvement of the methodology for the collection of internationally comparable data for measuring the supply and demand for, and impacts of, information and communication technologies (ICTs). This will include developing and maintaining standards for measurement of the ICT sector, ICT goods and services, electronic business including electronic commerce, IT security, digital content and Internet access and use by citizens, businesses and institutions.

   ii)   Compile ICT statistics according to the standards described in the preceding paragraph and assist in developing and interpreting statistical indicators which aid formulation of ICT and related policies, and monitoring progress. This work should be undertaken in the light of policy priorities expressed by the ICCP Committee and by member countries.

   iii)   Undertake the evaluation of the impact of ICTs on economic performance, notably on growth, productivity and innovation, and social well-being, particularly through improved access to education, health and government services.

2.   The Working Party will, when required, assist the other subsidiary bodies of the ICCP Committee in the development of analytical and quantitative analyses on ICT-related issues such as the impact of ICTs on productivity and jobs, effectiveness of policy measures such as regulatory reform, obstacles to diffusion and use of ICTs, and IT security and privacy.

3.   The Working Party will promote efficient use of resources by seeking opportunities to work in co-operation with other relevant bodies within and outside the OECD, including non-member economies, other international organisations and non-governmental stakeholders, thus effectively sharing the knowledge of the group with a wider audience.

4.   The Working Party will co-operate, in particular, with other OECD statistical sub-groups and working parties in dealing with broader statistical issues connecting industrial, science and technology activities.

5.   The Working Party will act as a clearing house through which member and non-member economies can exchange information and experience on methods of collection, compilation, analysis and presentation of data which they use as indicators for the information society.

The mandate of the Working Party on Indicators for the Information Society shall remain in force until 31 December 2013, unless the ICCP Committee decides otherwise.”

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