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Five inconvenient truths on Latin America’s digital transformation: from words to action

Karim Lesina, Ángel Melguizo ˙ ˙ Latin America Advisor

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Covid-19 has accelerated digitalization all over the world. Things that chief technology officers had planned to be implemented in years had to be put in place in weeks, or even days. E-commerce, e-payments, remote work, video calls and streaming are now essential parts of our social and productive lives. Indeed, some in-person activities are gradually coming back, but a significant part of our day-to-day activities will likely become digital forever.Read more +

Fostering Latin America’s Digital Industries Through Regulatory Sandboxes

Ángel Melguizo, Lina Enriquez ˙ ˙ Latin America Advisor

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The Inter-American Development Bank recently released a study, which Netflix supported, that found that approximately $5.7 billion was invested in audiovisual production in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2019. But in order to fully take off in Latin America, the industry requires more investment, new skills and smart regulation. This article focuses on so-called regulatory “sandboxes,” which could be a step toward improving regulation of the audiovisual digital sector.Read more +

Barbara Kotschwar Joins the Latin America Advisor Board

Erik Brand ˙ ˙ Latin America Advisor

We are pleased to announce that Barbara Kotschwar has joined the board of advisors of the Inter-American Dialogue’s daily Latin America Advisor publication. Kotschwar is the executive director of the Visa Economic Empowerment Institute, where she heads a team of experts in the fields of payments, economic policy, technology and security…Read more +

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