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Contribution of ICTs highlighted at Meeting on Women's Entrepreneurship in East Africa
13 Dec 2013
The results of three national assessments on women’s entrepreneurship development (WED) in East Africa conducted using a new framework developed by ILO and UNCTAD, through its Division on Technology and Logistics, found that ICTs are increasingly important for women entrepreneurs. Thanks to the rapid spread of mobile telephony and improved international broadband connectivity, there are now more opportunities to leverage such technologies in support of entrepreneurship.
2nd Biotrade Congress to focus on potential of biodiversity products for forest preservation
9 Dec 2013
Experts meeting in Geneva will discuss how the sale and trade of goods sustainably harvested from forests, if expanded, may preserve stands of timber as carbon "sinks" and thus mitigate climate change.
Developing countries face challenges in reaping benefits from cloud computing
3 Dec 2013
There is nothing nebulous about the "cloud", especially as it applies to developing countries, says UNCTAD's Information Economy Report 2013, subtitled "The Cloud Economy and Developing Countries".
Economic underpinning critical for post-2015 goals, experts say
29 Nov 2013
UNCTAD and other Geneva- Trade hub agencies must find ways to harness trade and the private sector to make sure that the post-2015 strategy for helping poor countries is sufficiently supported by economic forces, experts said.
Post-2015 development goals need to be backed by resources and systemic reform
28 Nov 2013
UNCTAD’s first policy brief on the post-2015 sustainable development agenda highlights the need to reform the global economic and financial system, if the goal of eradicating poverty is to become a reality.
Reviews show information technology is vital for women entrepreneurs
31 Oct 2013
Initial findings from a new set of national women's entrepreneurship development (WED) assessments show that information and communications technology (ICT) plays an empowering role.
Public procurement can boost IT sector, experts say
24 Oct 2013
Experts have said that fostering the development of local information technology (IT) sectors via public procurement must involve industry, government, development partners, and international financial institutions.
UNCTAD review of ASEAN e-commerce laws published
25 Sep 2013
Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should boost their efforts to harmonize e-commerce laws to support regional integration, a new report recommends.
Play to the advantages of economic interdependence, experts urge
20 Sep 2013
The interconnected nature of the global economy contributed to the financial and economic crisis, UNCTAD's Secretary-General has said, however it also can help developing countries to recover from the crisis.
Trade and Development Report 2013: Adjusting to the Changing Dynamics of the World Economy
12 Sep 2013
New UNCTAD report argues that the world economy is experiencing a structural shift, and that countries must introduce fundamental changes in their growth strategies in order to adjust to it. In particular, developing and transition economies that have been overly dependent on exports should give a greater role to domestic and regional demand.