2019 National Information and Communications Technology Household Survey
The 2019 National Information and Communications Technology Household Survey (NICTHS) is the inaugural national household survey on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the Philippines. It aims to bridge the gap from the country’s current lack of ICT data by collecting baseline information on the access and usage of ICT infrastructures, products and services by communities, households and individuals. To fulfill the objectives of the study, three questionnaires were used: Community, Household, and Individual. The Community Questionnaire was the questionnaire intended to assess the barangay’s current ICT infrastructures and equipment. The Household Questionnaire focuses on the household’s ICT access and use. It includes questions on the ICT devices and services that the household has and their usage of these devices and services. Finally, the Individual Questionnaire is the questionnaire used to measure individual’s knowledge, access, and usage of ICT. The 2013 Master Sample of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), with 43, 838 sample households, was used for the survey. All barangays where these households reside were targeted for the community questionnaire. Further, all individuals age 10 to 74 years of age were covered in the individual survey. Given the results of the survey, the country and the government can now have an better understanding on the level of ICT access and usage of the country and therefore, improve formulation of evidence-based programs and policies, perform targeting more efficiently, effectively monitor existing and upcoming programs now that a baseline data is already available, and finally, perform international benchmarking.