Centre for Statistics and Monitoring of Information Society
Candidate of Science (Econ.)
Centre for Statistics and Monitoring of Information Society elaborates indicators and modern tools for statistical and sociological surveys in line with international standards and performs monitoring and analysis of the information society in Russia on the basis of statistical, sociological and expert data.
Key projects implemented by the Centre include work for federal governmental bodies (RF Ministry of Communications and Mass Media, Federal Service for State Statistics and others), companies (RIO Center, Rostelecom and others), as well as international organizations (European Commission, UNIDO and others). International projects involving the Centre include Statistical Monitoring of Processes of the New Economy Formation/European programme (TACIS), National Institute of Statistics, Italy (ISTAT); Development of Methodologies of ICT Statistics for Russia: Implementation of International Standards/ United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), European Commission.
In all our research and development we carefully implement international approaches and standards into Russian statistical practice and adapt them to the tasks of the national statistics of the information society.
The results of our scientific research as well as statistical and analytical papers are published in Russian and English, containing unique data on the production and use of information and communication technologies and are an important source of information for federal and regional executive bodies as well as academic and educational communities. They include the annual statistical digest Information Society Indicators which is issued by the HSE in conjunction with the RF Ministry of Communications and Mass Media and the Federal Service for State Statistics.
With the support of the European Commission and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), a monograph Information Society Statistics in Russia: Harmonization with International Standards was published, dedicated to the problems of development of internationally harmonized statistics of information society in leading countries and Russia. It includes the key methodical concepts and data of Russian and international statistics, as well as unique developments of the HSE ISSEK.
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