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Agenda Uruguay Digital - Developing the national e-strategy

Developing the national e-strategy


“Uruguay Digital” brings together the efforts of the public and private sectors, academia and organised civil society, and is set as country commitment. This has been an ongoing and evolving process, reflected in the four generations of the digital agenda. The significant effect of these actions has contributed to closing digital gaps and democratising services, turning digital development into a hallmark of Uruguay nationally and internationally. The process developed for the 2020 Agenda, integrates the different priority initiatives to advance in the country’s digital transformation in an inclusive and sustainable manner, through the smart use of technologies.

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Action lines related to this project
  • AL C1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development 2019
  • AL C2. Information and communication infrastructure
  • AL C3. Access to information and knowledge
  • AL C4. Capacity building
  • AL C5. Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
  • AL C6. Enabling environment
  • AL C7. E-government
  • AL C7. E-business
  • AL C7. E-learning
  • AL C7. E-health
  • AL C7. E-employment
  • AL C7. E-environment
  • AL C7. E-agriculture
  • AL C10. Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
  • AL C11. International and regional cooperation
Sustainable development goals related to this project
  • Goal 1: No poverty
  • Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
  • Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
  • Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
  • Goal 13: Climate action
  • Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

  • Uruguay



Start date

May 2015

End date

November 2020


because it is an innovative and efficient one, that included all the parts, that can be perfectly transferred to other countries


Because it transcends the Government, it is a country goal, and its resources are established by law of the parliament

WSIS values promotion

The initiative promotes the values of the WSIS, because it achieves benefits for the entire community, because the “Agenda Uruguay Digital 2020” is thus framed in a context that implies going beyond the deployment of infrastructure and technological tools to improve and support traditional processes. Its objectives seek to expand the capacity for innovation that triggers transformation of processes, without disregarding solutions to pending needs in the access and use of digital technologies. The Agenda seeks to prioritise, articulate and disseminate a series of actions aimed at establishing a comprehensive vision in line with the country’s strategic development goals, while also contributing to achieving the global goals in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Agenda focuses on the critical factors that condition digital transformation, such as strengthening specific skills, the full incorporation of technology into productive sectors, deepening the ties between State and citizens, and counting on an enabling framework to develop the agenda.

Entity name

Agency for e-Government & Information and Knowledge Society (AGESIC)

Entity country—type

Uruguay Government

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All the ministries and public agencies of the country.