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.
WSIS action lines related to this activity: Theme 1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
Theme 5. Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
Theme 15. Towards WSIS Phase 2 (Tunis) (PoA, Section F)
Related MDGs: MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development