Centro Latam Digital builds on a 15-year trajectory of DIRSI and Telecom-CIDE which in recent years focused on salient research areas to address pressing issues in the Latin American context. These include regulatory policies to promote a pro-poor and pro-market environment for information and communications technologies (ICT) adoption at the bottom of the pyramid.
CLD has taken the opportunity to expand its areas of study to understand and evaluate the latest technological innovations and their impact on inclusive ICT adoption and development. We have focused on developing research about the political economy behind cybersecurity strategies in different countries in the region, digital rights and privacy, the future of work and artificial intelligence, digital financial services, among other topics.
Our aim is to contribute to the design and implementation of inclusive, ethically-grounded and evidence-based digital policies that respond to the long-standing as well as new challenges faced by Latin America.
Currently, our research activities are centered around three main subject areas: artificial intelligence (AI), threats to privacy, and infrastructure deficit and the digital divide.