E-commerce and the digital economy

We enhance the capacities of developing countries to harness the evolving digital economy for more inclusive development.

Digital Economy Report


The Report, formerly known as the Information Economy Report, monitors trends and policies related to access, use and impact of digital technologies from a development perspective.

Published every other year, the Report is prepared in close collaboration with external experts and organizations, including e-commerce associations, the ITC, ITU, UNCITRAL, UN regional commissions, UPU, World Information Technology and Services Alliance, WTO and World Bank.



Technical notes on ICT for development

Technical Notes on ICT for Development

This series presents work in progress on UNCTAD's latest research and analysis in the field of information and communications technologies (ICT) for development (ICT4D).

It consists of unedited, focused and succinct research contributions on topics closely related to measuring ICT, ICT policy reviews, e-commerce legislation, and ICT and women's entrepreneurship.