Launch of Broadband Policies for Latin America and the Caribbean:
A Digital Economy Toolkit

Increasing connectivity and the use of digital services in the LAC region requires policies and practices that address major supply and demand issues in a holistic and coherent manner. Broadband Policies for Latin America and the Caribbean: A Digital Economy Toolkit sheds light on good practices and case studies, based on a whole-of-government approach. Its aim is to offer public authorities an overview of the policies, regulatory practices and options that can maximise the potential of broadband as a driver of economic and social development. The 15 chapters of this Toolkit cover a broad array of topics on broadband policy making, from digital strategies, regulatory frameworks and spectrum management, to competition, access, affordability and sectoral taxation, including education, skills and business uptake, as well digital security and privacy.

The OECD and the IDB launched this joint report along-side the Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy, Innovation, Growth and Social Prosperity.

Moderator: Diego Molano, Colombian ICT Minister 2010-2015 and International Advisor on Digital Transformation with the IDB


  • Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General 
  • Veronica Zavala Lombardi, Representative of the IDB in Mexico
  • Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  • Oscar Aguad, Minister of Communications of Argentina
  • Marcelo Jenkins, Minister of Communications of Costa Rica
  • Ms. Monica Aspe Bernal, Viceminister of Communications of Mexico
  • Osvaldo Gimenez, Executive Vice-President, Mercado Libre
  • Sebastian Cabello, Director of GSMA Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

Key intervener: Hernan Galperín, Research Associate Professor at USC Annenberg School for Communication


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