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Information Society. Information Society Statistics in Romania Virginia BALEA - Romanian National Institute of Statistics [email protected] Geneva 2003. Information Society. General framework

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Information society

Information Society

Information Society Statistics in Romania

Virginia BALEA - Romanian National Institute of Statistics

[email protected]

Geneva 2003


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General framework

  • the European Council Decision - Lisbon March 2000 - the European economy will become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge based economy

  • eEurope 2002, 2005 Action Plan

  • eEurope+ Action Plan - plan assumed by the candidate countries


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Institutional organisation of the Romanian IS statistics

  • Romanian National Institute of Statistics

    • General Direction of Structural Business Statistics, Register and Sampling for the Enterprise Surveys

      • Direction of Structural Business Statistics

        • Information Society statistics team


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RNIS’s actions before 2003

  • 1999 - the survey “Stage of the Information Society in Romania”

    • reference year - 1998

    • activities covered by survey - industry, constructions, trade, services, credit institutions, insurance services, public administration

    • first publication “Stage of the IS in Romania in 1998”


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  • 2000, 2001 not dedicated survey but few indicators were included in the surveys on enterprises

  • 2002

  • surveys on ICT usage by the enterprise

    • reference year - 2001

    • activities covered by survey - industry, constructions, trade, services, credit institutions, insurance services

  • survey on Internet Service Providers

  • survey on ICT usage by the public administration

  • publication “Information Society in Romania in 2001”


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  • the Action Plan eEurope, object eGovernment - submission of data to statistical offices

    • start to develop the electronic system for data collection

    • project developed by the Romanian Ministry for Communication and Information Technology and RNIS


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Activities done by the RNIS in 2003

  • carried out the project started at the end of 2002 - the electronic system for data collection

    • electronic questionnaire - used by the public administration for IS survey - compulsory

  • surveys on ICT usage by the enterprise

    • reference year - 2002

    • activities covered by survey - industry, constructions, trade, services, credit institutions, insurance services

  • survey on Internet Service Providers

  • new survey - ICT usage by tertiary education


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Legal framework for using the electronic system

  • Government Ordinance no.19 / January 2003, approved by the Law no.202/May 2003, regarding the obligation of the public institutions to use the electronic system for data collection

  • Government Decision no.542/May 2003 for methodological aspects regarding the implementation of the electronic system

    • the electronic system has build to be used next years for other surveys and other categories of respondents


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Indicators collected by the survey

  • for enterprise

    • number of PCs, number of servers, of which secured servers, number of PC with Internet connection, number of PC with Internet connection by type of connection, number of specialised person on ICT activities, investments and expenditure for IT products and services, investments and expenditure for communication products and services, incomes and expenditures via Internet


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Indicators collected by the survey

  • for public administration

    • number of PCs, number of servers, of which secured servers, number of PC with Internet connection, number of PC with Internet connection by type of connection, number of specialised person on ICT activities, investments and expenditure for IT products and services, investments and expenditure for communication products and services, public services available online and level of accessibility of the basic public services


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Some results from the latest publication

  • the growth rate of the number of ICT skilled persons in 2001 comparative with 1998

  • the number of PCs passed double of 1998 in 2001

  • the number of PCs connected to the Internet increased four times in 2001


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eEurope indicators for 2001

  • percentage of teleworkers ~ 1%

  • percentage of the enterprises that sell via Internet ~ 1%

  • percentage of the enterprises that buy via Internet ~ 1%

  • percentage of the households having Internet connection ~ 3%


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RNSI’s immediate objectives

  • to develop and harmonise all surveys on IS with the Eurostat and OECD recommendations

  • to implement the quality criteria for statistical data

    • relevance

    • accuracy

    • timeliness

    • accessibility and clarity

    • comparability

    • coherence

    • completeness


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