Ortuño, Carlos I., 2020: "COVID-19 and digital inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean: A connectivity and access problem." On: Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA).
"One of the priorities of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is to overcome the gap between "connected" or digitally included individuals and “unconnected" or digitally excluded individuals. This situation, (...), consists of the small possibility that a considerable segment of the population has to access and effectively use Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) with the ultimate goal of achieving an improvement in their living conditions. The reasons that prevent their effective use lie not only in the lack of quality tools and sources of access, but also in the wealth of skills or knowledge to use these devices. (...) At present, amid the disruption of the pandemic, the Digital Divide represents a very significant vulnerability that compromises the success of the measures that LAC governments have taken in response to COVID-19." [Abstract: Author’s information]
Release date: 21.09.2020