Observatory on the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean (OSILAC)

Details of the organization
ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean)
International
International organizations

Information about the project
Observatory on the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean (OSILAC)
OSILAC main purposes are i) a centralization of data, indicators, methodologies and the networking of qualitative information from all the region; ii) normalization and harmonizing of ICT related indicators gathered at the sub-regional, national and local level and iii) increase and improve the quantity and quality of ICT data gathered across the region. For this OSILAC is providing technical assitance for the statistical community (i.e. National statistics Offices) in Latin America and the Caribbean, and working on a benchmarking report of the WSIS Plan of Action in Latin America and the Caribbean, which is a living and growing document.
Regional implementation
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
Ongoing from 01/01/2004 to 31/12/2007
Institute for Connectiviy in the Americas (ICA) of the IDRC

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Project
  • Publication
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No