Digital Agendas in Latin America

Latin America is well positioned institutionally for the global process of developing Internet principles. See actual analysis:

pdf Günther Cyranek: Open Development in Latin America: A participative way for implementing knowledge societies, instkomm, Florianópolis 2014.


The Digital Agenda Argentina (ADA) is a tool created by Presidential Decree 512/2009 which promotes the formation of a Multisectoral Cabinet in the exploitation of the possibilities that the Information Society and Knowledge offers.



The Digital Agenda in Bolivia 2013 - 2018 will be a process involving government agencies, companies and telephone cooperatives providing Internet service in Bolivia, civil society and other stakeholders.


The Brazilian Congress approved the framework law Marco Civil da Internet end of March 2014. The draft of the Ministry of Communications in 2011 had from its beginning the support of the Internet Society Brazil and the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI).


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Colombia stands out as one of the developing countries that has been leading the advancement of e-government. In the index of e-government, the country is still in the upper parts of Latin America and the Caribbean, and the No. 43 in the world, after Chile, located in box 39.

Costa Rica

The 20 institutions participating in the initiative "Open Government" provide the tools to automate the process of publishing data online and in real-time.  Transparency is generated and provides access to public information.


The Programme ‘Universal Access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)’ consists of four interrelated projects vital to the progress of ICT in Ecuador, whose implementation will promote economic, social, cultural, supportive and inclusive development community.


Mexico still retains fourth place at Latin America, surpassed by Chile (which scored 5.89 points), Argentina (4.79) and Peru (4.64); Brazil and Colombia are close behind with 4.54 points. Overall, Latin America scored 4.59 points, its highest ever, in contrast to the U.S. 8.17 points and 7.08 points of the European Union, both downward.


In order to create a tool for organizing a public, broad and open debate, to review the national policy on science and technology and incorporate the same innovation the "Green Book" was developed. Paraguay currently has a national policy on science and technology that was developed in 2002 and guided the actions of CONACYT for 10 years.


The Agenda 2.0 defined 2011 a Development Vision of the Information and Knowledge Society in Peru, to be developed through eight objectives and their respective strategies, which should be complemented with actions, projects and activities by public institutions, private entities, universities and civil society actors compromised.


While previous versions (ADU ADU 2007-2008 and 2008-2010) focused primarily on creating the infrastructure needed for specific new targets are achievable, the third and current edition 2011-2015 ADU places special emphasis on generating direct benefits and for citizenship.



The Project National Inventive Technology aims to promote the articulation between the productive and social sectors, academic and research technologists with society also organized to enable the design, development and validation of prototype machinery, equipment, products.

Action Plan eLAC2015 for Latin America and the Caribbean

Building inclusive and innovative digital societies

eLAC is a plan of action for Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the Millennium Development Goals and the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), with a long-term vision -towards 2015- which states that information and communication technologies (ICTs) are tools for economic development and social inclusion. The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, ECLAC, acts as the Technical Secretariat of this regional action plan, monitoring advances, publishing information bulletins and exchanging information among the stakeholders.