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WSIS Stocktaking Success Stories 2015

International Telecommunication Union World Summit on the Information Society WSIS Stocktaking Processsw

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This report refers to 18 projects selected as the most successful stories worldwide under each category, to serve as best practice models to be replicated by other stakeholders interested in ICT for development.The WSIS Prizes 2015 contest represents an ideal platform for identifying and showcasing success stories and models that can be easily replicated, empowering communities at the local level, giving an opportunity to WSIS stakeholders to participate in the contest, and, in particular, recognizing the efforts of stakeholders in terms of the value they add to society and of their commitment to achieving the WSIS goals.

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Under Executive Decree No. 503/06 issued in December 2006, the Directorate-General for Trade, Ministry of Economy and Finance, was authorized to disclose information on final goods and services, stating brands, prices, the trade name of the store and the location of the offer. In order to implement this decree, a first version was developed of the Consumer Price Information System (Sistema de Información de Precios al Consumidor, or SIPC in Spanish), an open source application enabling citizens to obtain information on consumer prices. From November 2010, the number of products analysed increased from 49 to 62. In 2011, the Directorate-General for Trade obtained a grant, through competitive funding offered by Uruguay’s Agencia de Gobierno electrónico y Sociedad de la Información y del Conocimiento, for the development of a new version of the SIPC improving the user interface and facilitating the analysis of information.

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