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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.
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.
E-commerce growth is less important than how it impacts people
4 Oct 2017
Intergovernmental Group of Experts meet to discuss maximizing the development gains from e-commerce and the digital economy.
Ghana's Vice-President: vital to diversify out of commodities
14 Sep 2017
Ghana's future depends on developing its skill-base with free education for all and a "Marshall Plan" for farmers, according to the West African nation's Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
Viet Nam strengthens its partnership with UNCTAD on sustainable use of biodiversity, access and benefit sharing and BioTrade
8 Sep 2017
The Viet Nam Biodiversity Conservation Agency, focal point for the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) approved a decree on the Management of Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing. The decree supports and enhances the development and implementation of the 2008 Vietnamese Biodiversity Law of 2008.
Global survey reveals the impact of declining trust in the internet on e-commerce
24 Apr 2017
A new global survey reveals that Internet users are increasingly concerned about their online privacy, and that 49 percent of users polled say lack of trust is their main reason for not shopping online.
Ministers to discuss opportunities and challenges of e-commerce with Jack Ma, eBay, Jumia, Huawei, Etsy, PayPal, Vodafone and more
21 Apr 2017
UNCTAD gathers global leaders in business, government, the international community and civil society to debate and learn the opportunities and challenges of the digital transformation. With a special focus on the implications for developing countries, UNCTAD's E-Commerce Week runs from 24-28 April 2017 on the theme "Towards Inclusive E-Commerce".
High-level meeting on the future of e-commerce in developing countries
12 Apr 2017
The 2017 edition of UNCTAD E-commerce Week will be held from 24–28 April 2017 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, with the theme “Towards inclusive e-commerce”.
Measuring the environment for e-commerce: A new tool
3 Apr 2017
Written byMichael Ferrantino, Siddhesh Kaushik and Prasanna Lal Das (World Bank) and Torbjörn Fredriksson (UNCTAD)
Harnessing the power of e-commerce for economic growth and sustainable development
15 Mar 2017
2017 E-commerce Week themed "Towards Inclusive E-Commerce" will take place on 24-28 April gathering high-level representatives of the digital economy from governments, private sector, International organizations, civil society and youths.