ITU expands indicators used in ICT development assessment to capture emerging technologies

In 2018, the methodology used by ITU to determine and rank countrywide ICT development will utilise 14 indicators for its assessment, instead of 11 indicators. The additional indicators will capture the recent developments in ICT markets, with the introduction of emerging technologies. The ICT Development Index (IDI) is a core feature of the ITU’s annual Measuring the Information Society Report. ITU ranks the performance of 176 economies based on three pillar categories: ICT access, use and skills. The increase on the number of indicators was announced by the ITU at the 2017 World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS), in Tunisia.