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
Language: Spanish. Author: Ministry of Education. Date: 2005.
Language: Spanish. Author: CODESI. Date: March 2005.
Language: Spanish. Author: National Institute of Statistics and Information (INEI). Date: 2009.
Language: Spanish. Author: Adolfo Roquez, INEI, ONGEI. Date: July 2001.
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.
- National Institute of Statistics and Information (INEI)
- National Office of Electronic Government and Information (ONGEI)
- National Council for Science, Technology, and Technological Innovation (CONCYTEC)
- Multisectoral Commission for the Monitoring and Evaluation for the Plan for the Development of the Information Society in Peru (CODESI)
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.
Language: English. Author: Edgar Ferrer. Date: 2009.
Language: English. Author: Carlos Daniel Durand Chahud, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. Date: December 2005.
Language: English. Author: Arturo Briceno, International Telecommunication Union. Date: No Date.
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!