Andean Readiness for the Networked World, Introduction and Regional Overview
From the Executive Summary:
Information and communications technologies (ICT) can be a valuable resource for helping the Andean region meet its core challenges of creating more economic opportunity, better ways to teach and learn, more transparent and effective government, and ultimately, a better quality of life. Nations should view ICT as a means rather than an end, and use them to create and leverage opportunities for achieving defined community goals. In order to take full advantage of these powerful tools and understand best how to do it, each nation needs to understand its own state of Readiness for the Networked World, in other words, its capacity to effectively integrate ICT into its functioning.