unctad.org | P166 Short Course: National e-commerce strategies for economic growth and development
P166 Short Course: National e-commerce strategies for economic growth and development
18 November 2016
Palais des Nations, Room XXVI
Geneva, Switzerland

Key Issues

​The UNCTAD secretariat is pleased to announce the course “National e-commerce strategies for economic growth and development” which is part of a series of short courses on key international economic issues for delegates from permanent missions to the United Nations Office at Geneva and the World Trade Organization.

The course will cover some of the most relevant issues faced by developing countries in strengthening e-commerce for economic growth and development. Participants will develop an understanding of current trends in e-commerce, the main opportunities offered by e-commerce, as well as the key weaknesses, challenges and bottlenecks that developing countries must deal with. Further, participants will learn about an integrated framework for enabling and assessing e-commerce and explore the key strategies through which e-commerce can strengthen economic growth, promote trade, generate revenue and create jobs. The course will close with an introduction to the ICT Policy Review Programme of UNCTAD, which provides technical assistance and diagnostics to requesting member States in developing national e-commerce strategies. Delegates will also receive an update on the eTrade for All initiative. 

The course programme and materials can be accessed here.   

The aim of the courses is to enable delegates from permanent missions to become better acquainted with topical issues and developments in the international economic agenda as they are reflected in the work of UNCTAD.

Language(s):English; French; Spanish; Arabic;
Ms. Randa Jamal
Project Coordinator
Knowledge Development Branch
Division on Technology and Logistics
Tel.: 41 22 917 2718
E-mail: randa.jamal@unctad.org
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