The 2015 edition of Information Economy Report examines electronic commerce, and shows in detail how information and communications technologies can be harnessed to support economic growth and sustainable development.
This is a very important contribution...the type of reports and approaches that we expect to see from UNCTAD
H.E. Mr. Alexander Mora
Minister of Foreign Trade, Costa Rica
The Information Economy Report 2015 examines in great detail the importance of electronic commerce for development and shows by practical examples how ICT can be harnessed for sustainable development
H.E. Ms Päivi Kairamo
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Finland to the UN in Geneva
...a well-structured report, solidly based on hard data, and enriched with pertinent recommendations, strategies and policies to promote the development of e-commerce
Mr Santiago Gutierrez
Chairman, World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA)
Electronic commerce is rapidly transforming the way in which enterprises are interacting among each other as well as with consumers and Governments, and growing rapidly in developing economies.
The Information Economy Report 2015 revisits the potential opportunities and risks of e-commerce and examines how countries can benefit the most from the phenomenon in today’s information society.
The report maps recent trends, highlights innovative e-commerce solutions of relevance – especially for micro and small enterprises in developing countries – and introduces tools for comparing the e-commerce readiness of countries.
It analyses the access in various parts of the world to global e-commerce platforms and services, conducts the first ever global mapping of cyberlaws in key areas of relevance to e-commerce, and makes broad recommendations for policy makers.
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