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United Nations Conference on Trade And Development UNCTAD B2C E-COMMERCE INDEX 2018 FOCUS ON AFRICA UNCTAD Technical Notes on ICT for Development N˚121 UNCTAD B2C E-commerce Index 2018 Focus on Africa Improved coverage in 2018 edition The 2018 UNCTAD B2C E-commerce Index, which measures an economy’s preparedness to support online shopping, has expanded its coverage to include 151 economies, up … Figure 1. Relationship between UNCTAD B2C E-commerce Index values and online shopping Source: UNCTAD …
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it is a collaborative effort to scale up cooperation, transparency and aid-efficiency in the field of inclusive e-commerce.E-commerce readiness assessment and strategy formulation An e-commerce readiness assessment is an essential step for developing countries to identify opportunities and bottlenecks … Access to financing To facilitate the growth of e-commerce, developing countries need financial tools to fund innovation, entrepreneurship and start-ups across the entire e-commerce value chain …
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The resulting reports will serve as a valuable input to these countries’ involvement in various discussions related to e-commerce and digital trade, such as in the context of the UNCTAD Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-commerce and the Digital Economy … This report is expected to contribute to the ongoing efforts of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (GoB) to realize the vision of “Digital Bangladesh” and to build a robust, safe and business-friendly e-commerce ecosystem …
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UNCTAD/DTL/STICT/2018/10III NOTE Within the UNCTAD Division on Technology and Logistics, the ICT Policy Section carries out policy-oriented analytical work on the development implications of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and e-commerce … Access to financing As part of the initiative, demand-driven assessments are envisaged to provide a basic analysis of the current e-commerce situation in the countries concerned, and to identify opportunities and barriers …
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UNCTAD/DTL/STICT/2018/9III NOTE Within the UNCTAD Division on Technology and Logistics, the ICT Policy Section carries out policy-oriented analytical work on the development implications of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and e-commerce … Access to financing As part of the initiative, demand-driven assessments are envisaged to provide a basic analysis of the current e-commerce situation in the countries concerned, and to identify opportunities and barriers …
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2018-12-19 unedited version 1 | P a g e NAIROBI MANIFESTO on the Digital Economy and Inclusive Development in Africa BACKGROUND The digital economy, including electronic commerce (e-commerce), is growing quickly in Africa, creating new opportunities for entrepreneurs and businesses to expand their market … According to the 2018 version of UNCTAD’s B2C E-commerce Index, the African region lags the rest of the world in terms of e-commerce readiness … National e-commerce strategies can …
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Activities during 2017-2018 related to action line C7 (e-business) aimed at increasing awareness, expanding the use of ICT-enabled market analysis tools, and building the capacity of developing countries to leverage e-commerce for development … A rise in e-strategies The need for assessments and strategies for e-business, e-commerce, and the digital economy has been identified by the eTrade for all initiative as key in helping countries figure out how to tackle these issues to support their …
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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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of Least Developed Countries: Policy Impact and Way Forward 17 Assessments finalized (2017-2019) 8 In progress (2018-2019) 12 Additional requests received Benin Cambodia Lao PDR Nepal Myanmar Bangladesh Madagascar Uganda Zambia Ivory Coast Malawi … The eT Ready Programme is part of the eTrade for all initiative (etradeforall.org), which offers an online space to learn about e-commerce related capacity-building programmes offered by the 30 development partners members of the initiative …
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volumes of refined petroleum products and gas went up by 3.9%.+5 .1%.WORLD SEABORNE TRADE GROWTH FORECAST: 2018–2023Volumes across all segments set to grow: containerized and dry bulk cargoes projected to grow the fastestTanker volumes to grow at a slower paceVolume projected to grow +3.8%REVIEW OF MARITIME TRANSPORT 2018 3 A. GENERAL TRENDS Global economic expansion is the main driver of world shipping demand, and 2017 will be remembered …
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UNCTAD/DTL/STICT/2018/5NOTE iii NOTE Within the UNCTAD Division on Technology and Logistics, the ICT Policy Section carries out policy-oriented analytical work on the development implications of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and e-commerce … Access to financing As part of the initiative, demand-driven assessments are envisaged to provide a basic analysis of the current e-commerce situation in the countries concerned, and to identify opportunities and barriers …
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At the Buenos Aires Ministerial Conference in December 2018, WTO Ministers adopted a Decision that called for the continuation of the E-commerce Work Programme and renewed the moratorium on customs duties on electronic transmissions … Information and experience sharing on the developments in e-commerce and regulatory efforts to create an enabling e-commerce environment is becoming a more integral feature of the Work Programme …
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UNCTAD/DTL/STICT/2018/3NOTE iii NOTE Within the UNCTAD Division on Technology and Logistics, the ICT Policy Section carries out policy-oriented analytical work on the development implications of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and e-commerce … Access to financing As part of the initiative, demand-driven assessments are envisaged to provide a basic analysis of the current e-commerce situation in the countries concerned, and to identify opportunities and barriers …
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UNCTAD/DTL/STICT/2018/6FINDINGS UNDER THE SEVEN eTRADE FOR ALL POLICY AREAS iii NOTE Within the UNCTAD Division on Technology and Logistics, the ICT Policy Section carries out policy-oriented analytical work on the development implications of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and e-commerce … It also monitors the global state of e-commerce legislation (unctad.org/cyberlawtracker … E-commerce readiness assessment and strategy formulation …
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H I G H L I G H T STABLE OF CONTENT 4 INTRODUCTION 22 OUR MANAGEMENT COMMITMENTS 8 OUR WORK IN 2018 OUR PARTNERSHIPS FOR TRANSFORMATION OUR OFFICES AND STAFF 30 40 WHERE TO FIND US United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Palais des Nations … L I G H T S BOOSTING INVESTMENT IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT The UNCTAD Trade and Development Report 2018 tackled inequality, exclusion and global economic fragility vis-à-vis the international trading system, the emerging digital economy and …
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An important development in ASEAN is the rising investment in the digital economy, which includes e-commerce, fintech, venture capital and other digital activities such as in the development of data centres and various information and communication … The 2018 Report looks into the investment landscape and implications of digital economy and e-Commerce in ASEAN, and also discusses the policy options and digital economy strategy for the region …
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GE.18-02670(E)  Trade and Development Board Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-commerce and the Digital Economy Second session Geneva, 18–20 April 2018 Item 4 of the provisional agenda Working Group on Measuring E-commerce and the Digital Economy Note by the UNCTAD secretariat Executive summary The present concept note addresses item 4 of the provisional agenda for the second session of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-commerce and the Digital Economy …
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UNCTAD/DTL/STICT/2018/1NOTE iii NOTE Within the UNCTAD Division on Technology and Logistics, the ICT Policy Section carries out policy-oriented analytical work on the development implications of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and e-commerce … The resulting reports will serve as a valuable input to these countries’ involvement in various discussions related to e-commerce and digital trade, the new UNCTAD Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-commerce and the Digital Economy …
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The assessments have also benefitted from inputs by eTrade for all partners.E-COMMERCE READINESS ASSESSMENT AND STRATEGY FORMULATION KEY FINDINGS 1. Countries lack a unifying vision on ecommerce 2. Development of e-commerce policies, initiatives and activities is fragmented 3. Public-private dialogue is underutilized Although policymakers in Africa recognize the potential benefits of e-commerce, the overall understanding of the sector is uneven and often very low … The ecommerce agenda tends to be …
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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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