The Government of Uruguay approved the “Agenda Uruguay Digital 2020” entitled "Transformation with equity", which aims to advance in the country’s digital transformation in an inclusive and sustainable manner, with the smart use of technologies. This is motivated by the fact that more and more Uruguayans could take full advantage of the benefits of the information and knowledge society under equal opportunities.
Uruguay is the country with the highest digital development in Latin America, and has been bridging the digital divide, democratising access to technology and the opportunities they provide. The country has the conditions to go beyond the deployment of infrastructure and expand the capacity for innovation that triggers transformation. That is the focus of the fourth version of this policy, an evolving process preceded by the agendas 2008, 2010 and 2015.c
The "Agenda Uruguay Digital 2020" is structured around four pillars: social policy and inclusion, sustainable economic development, government management and governance for the information society. These pillars "bring together a series of concrete objectives and commitments with specific and verifiable goals, which enable follow-up and compliance monitoring," the document states.
The 47 measures contained in this instrument were defined under participatory mechanisms of more than 20 public and private institutions involved in its structuring and execution. The Agency for Electronic Government and Information and Knowledge Society (AGESIC) of the Office of the President of the Republic, is responsible for coordinating, monitoring and evaluating its implementation.
The Agenda allows prioritizing, articulating and disseminating a series of actions aimed at establishing a comprehensive vision in line with the country’s strategic development goals, while also contributing to achieving the global goals in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.