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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.
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.
For-profit business models are an effective path to sustainable development, meeting hears
24 Nov 2017
Four successful entrepreneurs from around the globe tell an UNCTAD commission that for-profit businesses can be key partners in solving economic, social and environmental problems
Launch of Jack Ma's eFounders Initiative
22 Nov 2017
Alibaba Business School and UNCTAD welcomed the inaugural class of African entrepreneurs to China for a two-week intensive course on e-commerce
Woman entrepreneur from Tanzania wins “Start-up for SDGs” contest
15 Nov 2017
A Tanzanian start-up making reusable sanitary pads from biodegradable cotton won first prize on Tuesday at a youth entrepreneurship pitching event in Geneva, taking home US$15,000 in equity.
Tax avoidance threatens development agenda, meeting told
10 Nov 2017
Tax avoidance like that highlighted by the Paradise Papers is among the threats to the economic and social aspirations of the international community – embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals – since tax not paid denies an important stream of financing, experts meeting with United Nations member States in Geneva this week said.
Eighteenth Report on G20 Investment Measures
9 Nov 2017
The joint UNCTAD-OECD Report indicates that investment policy measures taken by G20 Members were mostly geared towards greater openness for foreign investment. At the same time, there has been an increase in policies related to national security.