Beyond Access Helps to Close the Digital Access Gap in Peru

The government of Peru and Beyond Access are partnering to increase the number of people who are part of Peru’s digital revolution. Currently only 30% of the country’s population has access to the internet. Women and rural communities are particularly affected by the digital divide. Peru recently adopted legislation aimed at expanding access to ICTs nationwide. Beyond Access and the National Library of Peru are transforming 70 of the country’s libraries into information hubs where people can access information and services. Librarians will be trained to identify community needs and deliver new services aimed at building Peruvians’ skills – giving them new opportunities to benefit from the information economy. This initiative will help to overcome the digital access gap in Peru by ensuring that over 100,000 more Peruvians — particularly those living in poverty — become part of the information society.