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World Summit on the Information Society: 5 things to know
26 Sep 2023
Nearly 20 years on, the summit continues to bring to life the UN’s vision of a digital economy that fosters development.
Rwanda steps up policy efforts to spur e-commerce growth
29 May 2023
UNCTAD supports Rwanda to develop a strategy to ease digital trade and make progress towards leaving the group of least developed countries.
Supporting countries to measure the digital economy for development
2 Dec 2022
The booming digital economy has heightened the need for new data and measurement tools to strengthen evidence-based policymaking.
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.
Will COVID-19 reverse pre-pandemic fall in trade in ICT goods?
1 Apr 2021
Preliminary data for 2020 from three major economies shows the growing reliance on digital technologies could boost imports and exports of communications devices, which fell in 2019.
Myanmar shows great e-commerce promise in COVID-19 response
20 Oct 2020
UNCTAD helps the southeast Asian nation develop a strategy to build on e-commerce growth in sectors such as food delivery, online retail and mobile payments.
Information society faces both new opportunities and challenges
4 Aug 2020
UNCTAD discusses the state of the information society at the 15-year anniversary since the landmark World Summit on the Information Society summit.
UNCTAD to lead United Nations Group on the Information Society
23 Apr 2020
The UN-body draws attention to ICT-related development issues being tackled by the UN, such as the growing digital divide laid bare by the coronavirus pandemic.
Myanmar to receive support from UNCTAD to develop its e-commerce strategy
9 Dec 2019
The Government of Myanmar recently launched an ambitious project funded by the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) to leverage e-commerce as a source of growth for its services sector and for transitioning to a more digital economy.