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ECLAC will launch observatory to support Latin American and Caribbean countries in their digital transformation processes

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THAT: Launch of the ECLAC Digital Development Observatory (ODD).

In a virtual event, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will present its Digital Development Observatory (ODD), which seeks to generate indicators and knowledge about the digital transformation process in the countries of the Americas. Latin America and the Caribbean to design better policies in this matter, and thus be able to move towards more productive, inclusive and sustainable development in the region.

The ODD website contains more than 60 indicators and qualitative information in 12 thematic areas considered key to the digital transformation of countries: connectivity and digital inclusion, companies and productive digital transformation, e-commerce and digital services, digital skills, digital government , artificial intelligence, among others.

It also compiles information on national digital agendas, in terms of their areas of intervention and institutionality. In this way, the Observatory contributes information for policy formulation, academic research and monitoring compliance with the Digital Agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean (eLAC). The tool was developed with support from the European Union.

After the welcome words and the presentation of the functionalities of the Digital Development Observatory, there will be a debate with prominent specialists about the potential of this instrument and the challenges in measuring digital transformation.

WHO IS IT:

  • José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, ECLAC Executive Secretary.
  • Félix Fernández-Shaw, Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Directorate General of International Partnerships (DG INTPA) of the European Commission.
  • ECLAC officials and representatives of CETIC.br; AGESIC; Mexico Digital Center; Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation of Chile; CAF-development bank of Latin America and the Caribbean and ALAI, among other institutions.
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WHEN: Thursday, February 15, 2024 / 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Chile time (GMT-3).

WHERE: Virtual connection across different platforms.

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