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As digital technologies become integrated into society and the economy, digitalization becomes crucial for the development of countries, especially those in transition and of middle-income. To effectively utilize digital technologies in development, strong policies and strategic decisions are required.

Measurement and evaluation of digitalization are essential to inform decisions and improve policies. Indicators reflecting progress in various aspects of digitalization are needed. Although many countries have incorporated indicators of access to digital technologies into their surveys, information is still lacking on key elements of digital development, such as the adoption of new technologies and digital solutions.

Due to the constant evolution of digitalization, it is essential to update indicators and use innovative methods to address this gap. Innovation in data collection, including unconventional methods, offers solutions.

The main objective of this project is to develop new metrics to understand the dynamics of digitalization in Latin America and the Caribbean, and to provide guidelines for their use in policy formulation to close structural productivity and social inclusion gaps through digital development.



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1. Monitor digital development in Latin America and the Caribbean, including the adoption and use of digital technologies, connectivity, and digital infrastructure.

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2. Produce comparable indicators to support evidence-based policy formulation and effective regulations and facilitate research.

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3. Generate knowledge through research and analysis to understand trends, opportunities, and challenges of the digital economy for inclusive and sustainable productive development.

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4. Disseminate good practices in digital policies, application of digital solutions, and measurement practices to drive digital transformation in various fields and promote regional cooperation.

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5. Improve digital measurement by leading the articulation of efforts by various actors in line with international practices.