Building national information policies: experiences in Latin America

This book analyzes the latest NIP trends in Latin America and the Caribbean and proposes, on the basis of experiences analyzed, concrete guidelines to help Member Countries that have not yet been able to design and adopt a coherent national information policy, in harmony with international trends.

Building National Information Policies: Experiences in Latin America has been structured in four parts and an attachment, prepared independently by each author, following a thematic outline agreed upon beforehand in order to achieve a vision from different angles of reality, of different features of national information policies (NIPs).

Chapter I describes the historical evolution of NIPs worldwide and then analyzes their concrete development in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as the challenges that these policies will have to face in the near future.

From a more theoretical perspective, Chapters II and III review different definitions of NIPs, their component elements and the aims they pursue. Finally, Chapter IV analyzes the current situation of NIPs in 19 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Additionally, as a documentary reference, the publication includes an attachment compiling “Digital Agendas” for the Region’s main countries.



  • Référence bibliographique
  • Nombre de pages: 134 p.
  • Auteur(s): Fernandez-Aballi, Isidro
  • Date de publication: 2007
  • Code du document: CI/INF/2007/PI/1
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