21 September 2021 – The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), in partnership with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), has kicked off its implementation of the Women and ICT Development Index (WIDI Survey). The PSA led by Assistant National Statistician Wilma A. Guillen and the Demographics and Health Statistics Division successfully conducted the 1st Pretest of the WIDI Survey last 14-17 September 2021 in Brgy. Irisan and Brgy. Happy Hallow in Baguio City. 

The Pretest is one of the milestones set under the WIDI Survey to ensure efficient implementation of the project. The 1st Pretest uses a Paper and Pencil Interview (PAPI).

The Pretest follows a joint Pretest Briefing held last 9-10 September 2021 by the PSA to run through the survey questionnaire and ensure preparations for the Baguio activity. The DICT Core Team served as Resource Persons during the briefing to give clarifications about ICT-related terms in the survey.

Keywords: women and ICT, WIDI Survey, Pretest I activity

Photos courtesy of the PSA-DHSD Team

Content contributed by Shaira Elize L. Flores, CPMS-PMED