Field Detail
Theme Communication and Infrastructure
Code IT-1.1.2
Sub-theme Information Technology
Name Household access to mobile phones - Access to cell phone units
Definition Access in terms of ownership (vs. subscriptions)
Calculation/Formula Number of households owning mobile cellular telephone / Total number of households x 100
Unit of Measure %
Range (eg Age) Households only (vs. Govt or business listings)
Assumptions Access to ICTs is key for economic and social development and is increasingly considered a basic right
Limitations Household figures basically impossible to come by outside of Census and DHS, therefore there will be gaps in these indicators
Purpose/Rationale Measures telecommunication access, and indirectly ability of govt agencies to reach population.
Policy Linkages National development plans (infrastructure) and disaster management plans.
Preferred Data Sources Ministry of Telecommunications
Alternative_Data Sources Census
Census - HIES - DHS tag Census
Primary Data Collection System Survey - National Statistics Office
Frequency of Data Collection Annual
SPC Responsibility - Data Management EDD
Notes Must confirm this is a household value and does not include government and business listings
SPC Programme EDD
Numerator Number of households owning mobile cellular telephone
Denominator Total number of households
Factor x 100