Study: The Critical Role of the Software Industry in Latin America

Details of the organization
Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
International organizations

Information about the project
Study: The Critical Role of the Software Industry in Latin America
This economic study condcludes that stimulating the commercial software sector in order to increase IT capital accumulation yeilds positive impacts on GDP, productivity, employment and IT infrastructure development. Consequently, public policy efforts to stumulate growth of the commercial software sector can benefit the overall economic performance of a country. This report summarizes economic analyses in 8 Latin America markets including: Argentina, Brazil, Chile,Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela. The public policy framework recommended includes government policies that promote: free trade, good captial access, open and competitive procurement policies, strong intellectual property protections, high quality human capital development, vibrant government R&B, basic online legal structures, strong network security and consumer confidence.
Regional implementation
Completed from
Nathan & Associates, Sallstrom Consulting

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