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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.
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.
Investment Policy Monitor No. 18
5 Dec 2017
The Monitor finds that 38 countries took 60 investment policy measures between May and October 2017. The share of liberalisation, promotion and facilitation measures reached 78 per cent - broadly in line with the average in recent years. Developing countries especially in Asia and Africa took the lead in adopting these policies.
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.
The Gambia targets foreign investment and entrepreneurship to create jobs
21 Nov 2017
Investment policy measures recommended by UNCTAD, combined with a national entrepreneurship policy, aim to assist the Gambia in achieving its development objectives.
South-East Europe economies pursue cooperation on investment policy
21 Nov 2017
UNCTAD’s first regional investment policy review develops recommendations to assist the economies of South-East Europe to cooperate on development objectives and diversify investment opportunities
Investor uncertainty looms over sustainable development goals
10 Oct 2017
A changing investment policy landscape has investors feeling uncertain at a stage when the world's most vulnerable economies desperately need foreign cash, UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi has told an international meeting on investment convening this week in Geneva.
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.