Information Economy Report 2015: Unlocking the Potential of E-commerce for Developing Countries

24 mars 2015

The 2015 edition of Information Economy Report examines electronic commerce, and shows in detail how information and communications technologies can be harnessed to support economic growth and sustainable development.

quoteThis is a very important contribution...the type of reports and approaches that we expect to see from UNCTADquote
H.E. Mr. Alexander Mora
Minister of Foreign Trade, Costa Rica
quoteThe Information Economy Report 2015 examines in great detail the importance of electronic commerce for development and shows by practical examples how ICT can be harnessed for sustainable developmentquote
H.E. Ms Päivi Kairamo
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Finland to the UN in Geneva
quote...a well-structured report, solidly based on hard data, and enriched with pertinent recommendations, strategies and policies to promote the development of e-commercequote
Mr Santiago Gutierrez
Chairman, World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA)


Electronic commerce is rapidly transforming the way in which enterprises are interacting among each other as well as with consumers and Governments, and growing rapidly in developing economies.

The Information Economy Report 2015 revisits the potential opportunities and risks of e-commerce and examines how countries can benefit the most from the phenomenon in today’s information society.

The report maps recent trends, highlights innovative e-commerce solutions of relevance – especially for micro and small enterprises in developing countries – and introduces tools for comparing the e-commerce readiness of countries.

It analyses the access in various parts of the world to global e-commerce platforms and services, conducts the first ever global mapping of cyberlaws in key areas of relevance to e-commerce, and makes broad recommendations for policy makers.

B2B e-Commerce Index 2014
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New this year:
Global Cyberlaw Tracker:
Press Releases: