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Indicator name

4.4.1. Proportion of youth and adults with information and communications technology (ICT) skills, by type of skill

Target name

4.4. By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship

  1. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from Kyrgyzstan statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from Kyrgyz statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other Kyrgyz-specific metadata information.

Geographical coverage

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Unit of measurement



The proportion of youth and adults with information and communications technology (ICT) skills, by type of skill as defined as the percentage of youth (aged 15-24 years) and adults (aged 15 years and above) that have undertaken certain computer-related activities in a given time period (e.g. last three months).


Computer-related activities to measure ICT skills include:

  • Copying or moving a file or folder
  • Using copy and paste tools to duplicate or move information within a document
  • Sending e-mails with attached files (e.g. document, picture, and video)
  • Using basic arithmetic formulae in a spreadsheet
  • Connecting and installing new devices (e.g. modem, camera, printer)
  • Finding, downloading, installing and configuring software -Creating electronic presentations with presentation software (including text, images, sound, video or charts)
  • Transferring files between a computer and other devices
  • Writing a computer program using a specialized programming language
Rationale and interpretation

ICT skills determine the effective use of information and communication technology. The lack of such skills continues to be one of the key barriers keeping people, and in particular women, from fully benefitting from the potential of information and communication technologies.

Method of computation

The indicator is calculated as the percentage of people in the age group with ICT skills to overall population in the age group considered.

Comments and limitations

This indicator is relatively new but based on an internationally-agreed definition and methodology, which have been developed under the coordination of International Telecommunications Union (ITU), through its Expert Groups and following an extensive consultation process with countries. It is also one of the Partnerships on Measuring ICT for Development’s Core List of Indicators, which was endorsed by the UN Statistical Commission in 2014.

Quality assurance
Data availability and gaps

Data are available for women aged 15-49 with information and communication technology skills, disaggregated by skills.

The indicator is based on the responses provided by interviewees- women aged 15-49 regarding certain computer-related activities that they have carried out in a reference period of time. However, it is not a direct assessment of skills nor do we know if those activities were undertaken effectively.


Age, place of residence, geographical location, education and other background characteristics of respondent.

Comparability with international data/standards

Although the indicator is based on internationally agreed definitions and methodology, one of the main issues is that measurement) (???) unlike ITU does not include programming.

References and documentation

KR National SDG Reporting Platform:, Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, 2018

Data sources

Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS)

Data collection methods

ComputerAssisted Personal Interview (CAPI) have been used for surveys. The application for data collection, including a special CAPI data management platform, is based on CSPro (Census and Survey Processing System) version 6.3. Procedures and standard software developed under the global CAPI programme were adapted to the final version of the 2018 CAPI questionnaire for Kyrgyzstan and used in the survey.

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This table provides information about the supplier of the data


National Statistical Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic (Household Statistics Division)

Contact person(s)/focal point

Kerimalieva N.K.

Contact person's email

Contact person's phone

(0312) 32 46 91

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