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Shaping the Future of Multilateralism - Towards a “digital new deal” for Latin America: Regional unity for a stronger recovery

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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.

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June 2021
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union and Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Washington, DC
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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

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