Date Published:
May 10, 2016
Discussion Papers
DP 2016-16

In the past one and a half decades, the world has vastly changed economic transactions, data sharing, and the entire general way of life given the dynamic and innovative landscape brought about by information and communications technologies (ICT). This paper first describes the deluge of digital data known as Big Data and its potentials for generating socioeconomic statistics given issues of veracity and privacy. It also gives a brief history of the Internet in the Philippines and discusses the increased Internet access and usage in the country. Other ICT statistics that describe a host of issues regarding the ICT sector, particularly infrastructure and the policy environment, are also examined. Finally, the paper provides some suggestions on how the country can make its digital dividends more inclusive.


This publication has been cited 4 times

In other Publications
  1. Ortiz, Ma. Kristina P., Ramonette B. Serafica, and Jose Carlos Alexis Bairan.. 2017. Rebooting Philippine telecommunications through structural reform. Discussion Papers DP 2017-19. Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  2. Siar, Sheila V., Gilberto M. Llanto, Jose Ramon G. Albert.. 2017. What Does ASEAN Mean to ASEAN Peoples? (The Philippine Case). Discussion Papers DP 2017-11. Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
In the Media
  1. Disini & Disini Law Office . 2021. Blockchain and Government Efficiency. Data Privacy Philippines.
  2. Serafica, Ramonette B.. 2017. Manufacturing revival linked to services productivity . Malaya.

Main Menu

Secondary Menu