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GE.18-08204(E)  Trade and Development Board Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-commerce and the Digital Economy Second session Geneva, 18–20 April 2018 Report of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-commerce and the Digital Economy on its second session Held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, from 18 to 20 April 2018 United Nations TD/B/EDE/2/4 United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Distr … 6 C. Working Group on Measuring E-commerce and the Digital Economy …
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GE.18-02310(E)  Trade and Development Board Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-commerce and the Digital Economy Second session Geneva, 18–20 April 2018 Item 3 of the provisional agenda Fostering development gains from domestic and cross-border e-commerce in developing countries Fostering development gains from e-commerce … Current gaps in terms of e-commerce readiness, between and within countries, imply that benefits from e-commerce are not equally distributed …
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Based on a set of guiding questions … E-commerce can facilitate the scaling-up of such enterprises by providing financing opportunities and the means to build verifiable online transaction records that may help to attract new customers and business partners … Nations publication, Sales No. E.17.II.D.8, New York and Geneva); UNCTAD, 2018a, Technology and Innovation Report 2018: Harnessing Frontier Technologies for Sustainable Development (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.18.II.D.3, New York and …
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GE.17-12736(E)  Trade and Development Board Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-commerce and the Digital Economy First session Geneva, 4–6 October 2017 Item 3 of the provisional agenda Discussion regarding the development dimension of e-commerce and the digital economy, addressing associated opportunities and challenges Maximizing the development gains from e-commerceE-commerce is a fairly well-defined concept …
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GE.18-05504(E)  Trade and Development Board Sixty-fifth session, part I Geneva, 4–12 June 2018 Item 2 (b) of the provisional agenda Industrial policies and productive capacity policies for a digital economy Note by the UNCTAD secretariat … Worldwide electronic commerce (e-commerce) sales in 2015 reached $25.3 trillion, 90 per cent of which were in the form of business-to-business e-commerce and 10 per cent, in the form of business-to-consumer sales …
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rapports seront présentés lors de l’atelier régional sur le commerce électronique organisé conjointement par la CNUCED et la Commission de l’Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine (UEMOA) du 9 au 10 octobre 2018 à Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso … Les évaluations ont mis en lumière les obstacles suivants dans les 3 pays Absence de stratégie e-commerce Bien qu’engagés dans la construction d’un écosystème numérique, aucun n'a pour le moment de stratégie dédiée au commerce électronique …

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E-Trade Readiness Assessments for LDCs (Series …

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La CNUCED organise une conférence historique sur le commerce électronique en Afrique, pour l’Afrique … Le contenu de ce communiqué et du présent Rapport ne doit pas être cité ni résumé par la presse écrite, la radio, la télévision et les médias … La CNUCED lancera également son nouvel indice du commerce électronique B2C 2018 − Regards sur l’Afrique pendant la conférence, offrant aux médias de nombreuses occasions d’interagir avec les participants, y compris des conférences de presse, pour …

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La UNCTAD celebrará una conferencia histórica sobre el Comercio Electrónico en África para África … El contenido del presente comunicado de prensa y del informe conexo no podrá ser citado ni resumido por la prensa, radio o televisión o por medios … La UNCTAD también presentará en el marco de la conferencia su nuevo índice de comercio electrónico B2C 2018, que en esta ocasión se centra en África, y habrá numerosas oportunidades de interactuar con los participantes, incluidas conferencias de …

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Events such as the ongoing World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2018 encourage discussions worldwide and help find solutions that will contribute to the betterment and benefit of developing countries … The same goes for UNCTAD’s E-Commerce Week, from 16 to 20 April, which offers a space for different stakeholders to discuss key challenges and opportunities arising from digital platforms, and to develop concrete actions to draw the maximum benefits of e-commerce for developing countries …

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Related links UNCTAD's E-Commerce Week (16-18 April 2018) Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-commerce and the Digital Economy (18-20 April 2018) Seizing opportunities Electronic commerce is growing in all parts of the world … civil society organizations and businesses have the opportunity to discuss related actions at UNCTAD's Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-commerce and the Digital Economy, which will meet from 18 to 20 April during UNCTAD's E-Commerce Week …

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The power of e-commerce to create jobs and increase trade in Myanmar was in the spotlight on 30 October, as government officials, development partners, donors and the private sector met in the southeast Asian nation’s capital Nay Pyi Taw to discuss … telecommunications sector, a growing tech-savvy youth population, innovative logistics solutions for the door-to-door delivery of e-commerce parcels and a fledgling tech start-up scene,” Shamika Sirimanne, Director of the Division on Technology and …

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"Studies carried out by UNCTAD show that vast reform projects are needed for Burkina Faso, Senegal and Togo to seize fully the development opportunities offered by e-commerce, and that they will require ambitious actions on the part of governments … Togo powerful potential The potential for the development of e-commerce in Togo is limited there is a weak internet infrastructure, few online payments, and it is difficult to make or receive deliveries outside of the capital Lomé …

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More than 1,000 participants from 48 countries are scheduled to head to the event to share their experiences and success stories for leveraging e-commerce for the development of African economies … UNCTAD will also launch its new UNCTAD B2C E-Commerce Index 2018 – Focus on Africa during the conference, and there will be plenty of opportunities for the media to interact with participants, including press conferences, for which a schedule will …

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assessment and strategy formulation Information and telecommunications technology infrastructure and services Payment solutions Trade logistics transport and trade facilitation Legal and regulatory frameworks E-commerce skills development Access to financing E-commerce and women’s empowerment Measuring e-commerce and the digital economy UNCTAD’s Africa eCommerce Week, co-organized with the African Union and the …

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The barriers to expanding e-commerce are manifold and include limited awareness among policy and law makers, businesses, absence of dialogue between the public and private sectors, low internet access in rural areas, costly access to fixed and mobile-broadband internet, weak legal and regulatory frameworks, unsuitable financial mechanisms and insufficient business development skills, especially for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to start-up and grow e-commerce businesses …

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E-commerce has the potential to lift intra-African trade from the current rate of 18% and to boost Africa’s share of global trade, currently estimated at less than 3%,” said Ajay Kumar Bramdeo, the African Union’s ambassador to the United Nations in … of the AfCFTA, which was adopted by African Union nations at a summit in Rwanda in March 2018 “In many African countries, adequate and affordable information and communications technology (ICT) connectivity to enable digitalization to take place is …

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Developing world e-commerce businesses can market and sell their goods and services to potential buyers both in their own country and in foreign markets … “And our Cyberlaw Reform Programme helps build the capacity of countries to design appropriate laws and regulations to facilitate e-commerce in a safe environment … In December 2018, UNCTAD organized the debut regional edition, Africa eCommerce Week, in Nairobi, Kenya …

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Written by Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University … Optimists and pessimists are divided about the consequences of new technologies for developing economies and low skilled workers … Will technology lift all boats by providing opportunities for … These notes are based on Dani Rodrik, "New Technologies, Global Value Chains, and Developing Economies", Harvard University, September 2018 … UNCTAD Africa E-Week 2018