eTrade Readiness Assessments of LDCs

The digitalization of economic activities is a reality in today’s world economy.

All countries face challenges to adapt to this fast-evolving technological environment and adopt smart, forward-looking policies to fully participate in e-commerce, moving from offline to online commerce.

There is a growing interest from developing countries–especially from Least Developed Countries (LDCs)–to assess their readiness to engage in e-commerce.

eTrade Readiness Assessments  

The UNCTAD Programme on Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment (also known as eT Ready) has been designed to respond to this need and provide a thorough overview of the current e-commerce situation in the countries.

The Assessments serve as tools to identify opportunities, barriers and recommend conducive/supportive policy measures.



22 June 2020Cambodia’s digital startups help blunt economic impact of COVID-19
07 May 2020Tanzania, Malawi prepare to reap benefits of digital economy
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13 December 2019Tuvalu lays e-commerce groundwork to spur development
09 December 2019Myanmar to receive support from UNCTAD to develop its e-commerce strategy
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25 July 2019Bangladesh creates fertile ground for e-commerce growth
25 June 2019Lesotho ready to channel its growth to go digital
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13 December 2018Post-conflict Iraq to build e-commerce future with UNCTAD help
10 December 2018Madagascar, Uganda and Zambia set to exploit digital economy opportunities
10 December 2018Mauritius first for online shopping readiness in Africa
30 October 2018Myanmar eyes e-commerce for jobs, trade and economic growth
05 October 2018Burkina Faso, Senegal and Togo look hard at e-commerce opportunities
24 July 2018Solomon Islands and Vanuatu gear up for e-commerce
28 April 2017eTrade readiness assessments for Bhutan and Cambodia


Malawi Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment (UNCTAD/DTL/STICT/2019/14)
Tuvalu Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment (UNCTAD/DTL/STICT/2019/13)
Zambia Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment (UNCTAD/DTL/STICT/2018/10)
Nepal Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment (UNCTAD/DTL/STICT/2017/11)
Samoa Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment (UNCTAD/DTL/STICT/2017/10)

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