eTrade Readiness Assessments of LDCs

The digitalization of economic activities is a reality in today’s world economy.

All countries face challenges to adapt to this fast-evolving technological environment and adopt smart, forward-looking policies to fully participate in e-commerce, moving from offline to online commerce.

There is a growing interest from developing countries–especially from Least Developed Countries (LDCs)–to assess their readiness to engage in e-commerce.

The UNCTAD Programme on Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment (also known as eT Ready) has been designed to respond to this need and provide a thorough overview of the current e-commerce situation in the countries.

The Assessments serve as tools to identify opportunities, barriers and recommend conducive/supportive policy measures.