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Egypt: new e-commerce strategy aims to double online businesses
27 Dec 2017
Since 2015, Egypt’s government has worked with UNCTAD to boost e-commerce in the Arab-speaking world's most populous market, where most business is still done offline.
"Culture clash" divides trade officials and Internet experts
21 Dec 2017
Although trade negotiators and Internet experts increasingly work on similar e-commerce issues, such as data flows, they do so in silos. A bridge between them needs to be built.
Copper-dependent Zambia eyes growing market for cotton by-products
15 Dec 2017
Cotton farmers and government officials agree to promote the production of by-products like sanitary pads and biomass fuels, to create jobs and diversify the copper-dependent economy.
Global e-commerce policy work to continue despite no deal at WTO’s MC11 meeting
14 Dec 2017
UNCTAD Secretary-General says talk of inclusive e-commerce and development must go beyond words if developing countries are to reap the benefits.
At MC11, Nepal looks to e-commerce to hasten development in Himalayas
12 Dec 2017
UNCTAD's eTrade Readiness Assessment of the mountainous nation, presented at WTO's MC11, shows the majority of Nepalese are now online, and that this is empowering consumers and businesses alike.
Germany helps Least Developed Countries prepare for e-trade with 750,000 euros in aid
29 Nov 2017
A new UNCTAD project to assess the e-trade readiness in the Least Developed Countries receives funding from Germany.
Alarm bells as more developing countries become commodity-dependent
13 Oct 2017
Sustainable management of the commodity sector can fuel global economic growth. Nine more developing economies became dependent on commodity exports between 2010 and 2015, bringing the total to 91, about two-thirds of all developing countries, a new UN report says.
Samoa takes important steps to becoming e-commerce ready
5 Oct 2017
The Pacific Island nation of Samoa has made considerable progress in recent years in getting businesses and consumers online but still faces challenges before being fully ready to benefit from e-commerce, an UNCTAD assessment of the country published today says.
Luxembourg, Switzerland and Norway most ready to benefit from e-commerce
4 Oct 2017
UNCTAD index ranks 143 economies for business-to-consumer e-commerce readiness.