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The GovTech Latin America Needs

As Latin American governments pursue a much-needed digital transformation, they should encourage and facilitate entrepreneurship in govtech, which covers innovations that focus on boosting the public sector's efficiency. This will require action on at least three fronts.

BOGOTÁ – As the digital revolution continues to hurtle forward in the advanced economies, Latin America is increasingly at risk of being left behind. To avoid this outcome, the region must find ways to seize the opportunities that new technologies create for business, research, and – perhaps most urgent – public administration.