Manual de Lisboa

Guidelines for the interpretation of available statistical data and the construction of indicators referring to the transition of Ibero-America towards the Information Society.

The recent revolution in the field of information and communication technologies (ICTs) has opened a process of profound political, cultural and economic changes. The progress of this process, which leads us towards the so-called “Information Society”, has aroused great interest in political, journalistic, business and academic circles. With this, the need for reliable information has become an imperative.

An important step in that direction is to standardize the criteria and methods used in the region for the collection of information and the construction of indicators. This is precisely what the proposal presented below aims to do, aiming to contribute to the comprehensive approach to the questions regarding what, who and how to measure the Information Society, as well as a set of recommendations for the interpretation and analysis of the indicators that are developed.

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