The Center of Studies on Information and Communication Technologies – CETIC.br – is responsible for the production of indicators and statistics on the availability and use of the Internet in Brazil, periodically publishing analyses and information on the development of the network in the country. This information is essential in order to monitor and evaluate the socio-economic impact of ICTs, provide guidance for the design of public policies aimed at ensuring access to the network, as well as enable comparisons between the Brazilian reality and the reality of other countries.
In partnership with several renowned research institutes, CETIC.br annually coordinates and publishes the “Survey on the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Brazil – ICT HOUSEHOLDS and ICT ENTERPRISES”. This is a process that undergoes constant improvement and is carried out in collaboration with the Observatory for the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean (OSILAC), the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL), in accordance with the methodology set forth by the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development, an international initiative aimed at improving the quality and availability of data and indicators on the development of the Information Society worldwide.
The surveys on the use of technologies contribute toward the promotion of discussions on the subject and create the necessary conditions for the public sector to design its electronic government and digital inclusion programs, as well as policies to increase broadband use across the country.
These indicators are important for private companies to plan their businesses and evaluate the trends regarding the development of the Internet, which is the backbone of a globalized economy. This is an important contribution of the CGI.br to society and to the government, as it provides the adequate information to promote e-services and e-business in the country.