Offshore Software Development in Chile

Chile, the narrowest of South American countries is the most politically stable country in LatAm. The Chilean government encourages training for software outsourcing services, but presently the number of well-educated developers is small. Subsequently, the software industry that does exist in Chile caters to local businesses and other countries in South America.

TALENT POOL & EDUCATION

Chile does not have a large pool of highly educated software developers.

LANGUAGE

English proficiency is low and Spanish is the primary language.

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

The Chilean economy is highly dependent on mining and has grown steadily for several years. Most expect growth between 2% and 3% to continue through 2019. On December 17, 2017, former President Sebastián Piñera was elected to return to office. His re-election signals a slight shift to the political right in Chile, which may be seen as a positive, pro-business outcome.

POLITICAL CONDITIONS

Chile has low levels of corruption and is the most politically-stable country in South America. The country has come a long way since it was ruled by right-wing dictator Augusto Pinochet from 1973-1989. Its new president Michelle Bachelet is moderate and has a more business-oriented attitude. Good economic policies have contributed to steady growth, and Chile’s government encourages training for outsourcing services.

 

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