This study is part of the series "Shaping the Future of Multilateralism - Inclusive Pathways to a Just and Crisis-Resilient Global Order" by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung's European Union and Washington, DC offices.
The absence of an integrated digital market and a unified political vision for tech policy in Latin America and the Caribbean puts the countries of the region at risk of dependency on a foreign private sector for their digital transformation. The investment that will be required to recover from the pandemic offers a unique chance to break out of the current market logic and treat technology as critical social infrastructure that must be sustainable and requires citizen participation.
Table of contents
Towards a “digital new deal” for Latin America: Regional unity for a stronger recovery
Emerging from the pandemic: regional digital sovereignty or privatization 2.0?
Public-private partnerships to reduce the digital gap
Policy development needs to focus on the fundamentals
Whose transformation? Indigenous peoples and a digital new deal
Lack of leadership opens way for digital colonialism
Converging crises, converging solutions
Conclusions and recommendations to the LAC region