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  • Report  |   2016

    The Provision of Satellite Broadband Services in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Author(s): Wagner, Wolfgang ; Brazil David, Renata ; García Zaballos, Antonio

    Access to information communications technologies (ICTs), in particular broadband, is critical for sustainable development. Increased access to broadband isolated communities in developing countries can facilitate obtainability of education, healthcare, and commercial services. To provide universal access to broadband it is necessary to look...

  • Report  |   2016

    Broadband Policies for Latin America and the Caribbean- A Digital Economy Toolkit

    Author(s): Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ; Inter-American Development Bank

    This joint initiative by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the OECD seeks to encourage the expansion of broadband networks and services in the region, supporting a coherent and cross-sectorial approach, to maximise their benefits for economic and social development. Drawing on a wealth of experience from LAC and OECD countries, the...

  • Report  |   2016

    Mobile Connectivity Index Launch Report

    Author(s): GSM Association

    This launch report explains the purpose and methodology of the Mobile Connectivity Index, which measures the barriers and enablers to mobile internet adoption across 134 countries. For each country, the index provides a detailed understanding of the enablers of mobile connectivity – for example if a country scores poorly on connectivity, the...

  • Report  |   2016

    Capacity to Grow: Transport Infrastructure Needs for Future Trade Growth

    Author(s): International Transport Forum

    This report examines the consequences of increased global trade on the world’s transport infrastructure. More complex international freight flows as a result of diversified global trade patterns will change capacity requirements and increasingly reshape global transport networks over the coming decades. Policy makers need to understand now how...

  • Report  |   2016

    Financial Integration in the Pacific Alliance

    Author(s): Perry, Guillermo ; Auvert, Diego

    This paper discusses financial integration issues in the Pacific Alliance. The Alliance seeks to attain free circulation of goods, services, capital and workers among its members (presently Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru) and strengthen their cooperation in several areas. Since it started, in 2011, it has made important advances with respect to...

  • Report  |   2016

    International Transit Scheme to Improve Trading Environment across the East African Community

    Author(s): Perera, Sujeevan

    By reducing the time and costs of trading, integrated transit mechanisms are important for boosting trade and enhancing competitiveness in landlocked countries. The net impact of reductions in trade costs – including through transit facilitation – on households, firms and governments, can be positive depending on how complementary investments and...

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