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Pandemic drives ICT goods trade rebound but steep declines occur in least developed countries and Africa
2 Nov 2021
The latest data for 2020 show growing reliance on digital technologies, boosting international trade of computers and related equipment and reversing falls seen in 2019.
Botswana launches strategy to diversify economy through e-commerce
29 Oct 2021
Botswana gears up to diversify its economy by moving from mining minerals to mining knowledge.
UNCTAD15: Policies are critical to harnessing frontier technologies for good
8 Oct 2021
Good policy choices and actions will make the difference in steering technological change towards economic recovery and development outcomes that leave no one behind.
UNCTAD calls on countries to make digital data flow for the benefit of all
29 Sep 2021
A new approach is needed for countries to better harness data as a global public good.
Inequalities threaten wider divide as digital economy data flows surge
29 Sep 2021
Large power imbalances stalk the growing digital economy as major platforms reinforce their positions in the global data value chain.
Strengthening resilience in commodity-dependent countries
14 Sep 2021
The Global Commodities Forum 2021 tackles the many facets of commodity dependence and the vulnerabilities of countries whose economies rely on primary goods exports.
More than 100 countries depend on commodity exports
8 Sep 2021
Heavy dependence on commodities has increased globally, leaving about two-thirds of developing countries vulnerable to economic shocks such as sharp commodity price fluctuations.
For women in e-commerce, ‘entrepreneurship means freedom’
11 Aug 2021
Entrepreneurship can mean more freedom for women according to the first Latin-American advocate of eTrade for All, an initiative developed by UNCTAD to expand and promote the digital economy, especially in low and middle-income countries.