Argentina National ICT Resources
Notes: Using Argentina as your country can be very challenging sometimes. I would definitely recommend having background knowledge of Spanish because most websites for the government branches that deal with ICT are entirely in Spanish. Additionally, Argentina does not have an updated National ICT Policy, therefore, most of your sources will be non-governmental overviews of the current ICT situation in the country.
Argentina does not have a current National ICT Policy. This link (briefly) discusses the outdated National Program for the Information Society.
Title: Analysis of the national ICT policies of Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile and Mexico by the Author: the FORESTA Project (non-governmental source)
Last updated: September, 2012
Because of the outdated/lack of policy, there are no sources regarding its implementation. The following link is related to the ICT centered governmental organization, FONTAR, which funds and implements innovative ICT projects.
Title: Fondo Tecnologico Argentino
Author: Agencia Nacional de Promocion Cientifica y Tecnologica (governmental source)
Last updated: Not available
Language: Spanish (can be read in English through Google Translate)
The following link includes a great general overview of different governmental organizations and general trends in the ICT sector of Argentina, including international relations in terms of ICT cooperation, it is good for answering WSIS Action Items. Also includes discussion of the government’s “White Book of ICT Prospective, Project 2020” outlining their priorities for the future of ICT.
Title: Status of ICT policy development: Country Report Argentina
Author: Promotion of an ICT Dialogue between Europe and America Latina (non-governmental source)
Last updated: April, 2011
The International Telecommunications Union briefly discusses Argentina’s e-government initiatives in regards to WSIS Action Item 7, ICT applications.
Title: ITU’s National e-Strategies for Development
Author: International Telecommunications Union (non-governmental source)
Last updated: 2010
This report provides the Network Readiness Index score for Argentina (and other countries), as well as an in-depth breakdown of that score. It is great for comparing and contrasting Argentina to other countries.
Title: The Global Information Technology Report 2012
Author: World Economic Forum (non-governmental source)
Last updated: 2012
The following EIU report was really only useful for the numerical score breakdown of the Digital Economy Score. It was good for comparing and contrasting Argentina to its neighbors.
Title: Digital Economy Rankings 2010
Author: Economist Intelligence Unit (non-governmental source)
Last updated: 2010
This report was very helpful in highlighting the gap between rural and urban provinces. It also has information on One Laptop Per Child in Argentina, Broadcasting Law, and ICT stakeholders.
Title: Country Report: Argentina [written for the Global Information Society Watch]
Author: Nodo Tau [a civil organization, based in Argentina, which seeks to get everyone in Argentina “connected”] (non-governmental source)
Last updated: 2007
This link is not really that useful in the overall paper but it is good at addressing some WSIS Action Items. It talks about Argentina’s recent struggles with increased government censorship of the media.
Title: Freedom of the Press 2011-Argentina
Author: Freedom House (non-governmental source)
Last updated: 2011