Implementation Paper – Digitalisation in Latin America and The Caribbean

October 2021-April 2022

Konnektiv conducted a multi country analysis for the GIZ, investigating the role German development cooperation should take in supporting the LAC region’s digital transformation and how development cooperation can contribute to the development of inclusive digital societies in the LAC region and in Europe.

The aim of the research was to enable GIZ, on behalf of BMZ, to align its development strategies and the goals formulated in BMZ’s digitisation strategy with the realities in LAC and to create a strategic framework for future cooperation. The research was conducted for the sector areas

  • Green development – climate and energy, the environment, and natural resources
  • Peaceful and inclusive societies
  • Training and sustainable growth for decent job

The study provided a conceptual framework to guide responsible pathways in the core thematic areas for bilateral and regional decision-making at macro and micro levels.

The study took the form of a mixed methods approach consisting of secondary research, co-creative multi-stakeholder workshops in the research countries, and in-depth interviews with key actors at national and regional levels. The study was conducted in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador.