How’s life in the digital age in Mexico?

Unfortunately, a large number of indicators are missing for Mexico, limiting a comprehensive assessment of impacts. Where data exists, evidence suggests that people in Mexico benefit from the opportunities of the digital transformation to a limited degree, whereas a number of risks are present. Access to Internet remains limited in Mexico, which has the lowest share of households connected to broadband Internet, at 51%, as well as the lowest share of Internet users. In addition, fewer Mexican students have access to digital resources at school than in any other OECD country. Key online activities, such as online education or searching for health information online are not widely leveraged, compared to other OECD countries. In addition, Mexico is relatively exposed to the spread of disinformation online: 43% of Mexicans report having experienced this in the past week – the third highest share across the OECD. At the same time, Mexico has made strides to publish open government data and ranks in the top tier in this area.

Figure 4.23. The digital well-being wheel in Mexico

Note: This wheel depicts Mexico’s relative performance in terms of key opportunities and risks in the context of the digital transformation. The centre of the wheel corresponds to the lowest outcome observed across all OECD countries, while the outer circle corresponds to the highest outcome. For opportunities (in dark blue) longer bars indicate better outcomes, whereas for risks (in yellow), longer bars indicate worse outcomes. If data are missing for any given indicator, the relevant segment of the circle is shaded in white.


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