Myanmar shows great e-commerce promise in COVID-19 response
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.
COVID-19 has changed online shopping forever, survey shows
The pandemic has accelerated the shift towards a more digital world and triggered changes in online shopping behaviours that are likely to have lasting effects
Information society faces both new opportunities and challenges
UNCTAD discusses the state of the information society at the 15-year anniversary since the landmark World Summit on the Information Society summit.
Ugandan e-commerce platforms power recovery from COVID-19 crisis
Partnerships with development agencies and government efforts to boost the digital economy are helping soften the economic blow of the pandemic.
Sweden and Korea fund e-commerce work to speed economic recovery
Support will allow UNCTAD to identify good practices and recommend policies to help developing countries better rebuild their economies following the COVID-19 crisis.
Should digitally delivered products be exempted from customs duties?
Written by Rashmi Banga, UNCTAD Economist
Equipping East African women digital entrepreneurs with skills to thrive
A new UNCTAD eTrade for Women masterclass seeks to empower and build the skills of women digital entrepreneurs in the region as well as explore opportunities amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Commonwealth and ILO join global partnership for inclusive e-commerce
The eTrade for all initiative has been further strengthened, with the Commonwealth Secretariat and the International Labour Organization joining the partnership, bringing membership to 32 organizations.