Peru National ICT Resources

Government Resources

It is difficult to find one complete national plan for Peru’s ICT sector, but there are many resources discussing various aspects of ICT implementation in the country. The most useful governmental sources are all in Spanish. 

1) El Programa Nacional de Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación: La Agenda Digital Peruana.
Language: Spanish. Author: José L. Segovia Juaréz, CONCYTEC, INICTEL. Date: November 2010

2) Plan Nacional Estratégico de Ciencia, Tecnología, e Innovación para la Competitividad y el Desarrollo Humano 

Language: Spanish. Author: Ministry of Education. Date: 2005.

3) Plan de Desarrollo de la Sociedad de la Información en el Perú: La Agenda Digital

Language: Spanish. Author: CODESI. Date: March 2005.

4) Peru: Tecnologías de Información y Comunicaciones en las Empresas 2006-2007

Language: Spanish. Author: National Institute of Statistics and Information (INEI). Date: 2009.

5) Impactos de las Tecnologías de Información y Comunicación en el Perú

Language: Spanish. Author: Adolfo Roquez, INEI, ONGEI. Date: July 2001.

Government Agencies

There are several government agencies in Peru that deal with ICT. Below are some of the most important ones. Their sites are all in Spanish. In addition, the Peruvian National Institute of Statistics and Information (INEI) is listed as it is a valuable resource in collecting data about ICT use and demographics in the country.

Non-governmental Resources

There are a good number of non-governmental resources concerning Peru’s ICT policy and practices. Many of these are in English, which is helpful since all of the governmental resources are in Spanish. A few of the resources that have been found to be useful are included below.

1) ICT Policy and Perspectives of Human Development in Latin America: the Peruvian Experience

Language: English. Author: Edgar Ferrer. Date: 2009.

2) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for development of small and medium-sized exporters in Latin America: Peru

Language: English. Author: Carlos Daniel Durand Chahud, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. Date: December 2005.

3) Peru: IP Telephony and the Internet 

Language: English. Author: Arturo Briceno, International Telecommunication Union. Date: No Date.

Additional Notes

There is a wealth of information available about ICTs in Peru and Peru is an interesting case study thanks to its growing economy and push, in many cases, for increased ICT use, despite ongoing centralization and lack of infrastructure in the rural areas. However, I would hesitate before choosing this country if you are not able to read in Spanish as some of the most important resources are in Spanish without reliable translations. If you can utilize the Spanish-language resources, this is a great country choice! 

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About AmeliaConrad

Hi! I'm a senior at Tulane University studying International Relations, International Development, and Spanish. I'm passionate about a lot of things and my current activities include the following: serving as a Fall Fellow for the Obama campaign, president of the Tulane chapter of RESULTS, vice president of Women in Politics, and co-chair of the Leadership Conference for Middle School Girls for Mortarboard; working as a resident advisor at Tulane; and interning at Save the Children! I'm really excited to pursue all of these opportunities this year. View all posts by AmeliaConrad

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