(Documento en Inglés)
Like many other countries in Latin America, Chile today is bearing the fruits of more than ten years of public policies that promote universal access. These have included a national programme promoting the educational use of information and communications technologies (ICTs), digital literacy programmes for citizens, and a telecommunications legal framework that allows the entrance of new operators.
The continuity of many of these initiatives has given Chile a good reputation in the region, with impressive positions in indices like the World Economic Forum (WEF) Networked Readiness Index, where it was ranked 34th among 127 countries in 2007-2008 – higher than any other Latin American country.
This was all the result of a vision that began during the administration of President Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle (1994-2000), and the formation of a special committee dealing with the information society in the early 2000s. This effort allowed President Ricardo Lagos’s administration (2000-2006) to develop a Digital Agenda (2004-2006), with the participation of the private sector, which included 34 programmes and initiatives.
Año de publicación: 2008
Investigador responsable: Patricia Peña Miranda
editado por Asociación para el Progreso de las Comunicaciones, Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation (HIVOS), Instituto del Tercer Milenio(IteM)