20 years of public policy in ICT

Details of the organization
Governmet of San Luis Province
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: No
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: No

Information about the project
20 years of public policy in ICT
San Luis 3.0
The strategic vision regarding the scientific and technological revolution that has changed the lives of the world's inhabitants has been strongly expressed in San Luis, where, since 2010, the Government has provided free connectivity in all cities and towns of its territory (76,748 km²), and from 2011 onwards, the right to Digital Inclusion was included in its Constitution. During the last two decades, San Luis government generated and improved its technological infrastructure and established regulations to improve free access to broadband communication services for all its inhabitants. The provincial administration (the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches) was digitized, helping municipal administrations to achieve the same objective. By means of different plans, it reached every household with -at least- one device. During 2008 the purchase value of computers or network devices was taken as a tax credit to pay taxes. Since 2009, the "All Kids on the Net" plan provides public and private elementary school students and their teachers with devices, computers and now tablets. During this year they also delivered 122,500 tablets to retirees and pensioners, children in the 1st and 2nd grade of primary school, beneficiaries of various social plans, teachers and administrators, health workers and police officers. The population of San Luis reaches 450,000 inhabitants. The free distribution of a smart card with NFC technology that allows San Luis residents to digitally sign with PKI from mobile devices enables interaction between people, businesses and government. Children, young people, adults and senior citizens were trained in the use of different applications, which has ensured that Internet penetration is increasing and now exceeds 95%.
Local implementation: Argentina, San Luis province
Ongoing from 01/01/2007 to 31/12/2027
the whole society of San Luis

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
  • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
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