The outputs of the study include a discussion paper and three (3) policy notes. The study recommended policy directions to improve ICT coverage, access, and services for social and economic development. The study also looked at policy issues on improving the ICT sector’s downstream contributions to households’ access to ICTs, household-based enterprises and micro and small enterprises.
The study is envisioned to guide the government in reviewing existing ICT policies and strategies to address the digital divide and developments under the New Normal. Given the technology divides across various segments of society, the study can identify policy issues that need to be addressed to promote fair and equitable, technology-enabled socio-economic development.
Keywords: National ICT Household Survey, Expanded Data Analysis, Policy Research, DICT, PIDS