Helping developing countries harness e-commerce and digital trade for development

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ITU
|  October 10
  – May 28
e-Residency, ITU
|  November 13
  – May 31
ITU
|  March 23
  – April 20
ITU
|  October 10
  – May 28
e-Residency, ITU
|  November 13
  – May 31

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DiPLO
|  May 6
  – July 15
DiPLO
|  October 14
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|  May 6
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WTO

OUR INITIATIVE

A Global Partnership

The eTrade for all initiative contributes to building a more inclusive and sustainable future for all economies, by turning digital opportunities into development gains.
This unique partnership connects the dots between:

Beneficiary Countries

Get a clearer view of the resources available on e-commerce and the digital economy.

Identify the right technical assistance program through our Development Solutions.

Connect with relevant partners able to assist them in one or more of the 7 policy areas.

Partners

Increase awareness about their available technical assistance programs through our Development Solutions.

Raise the profile of their digital agenda.

Benefit from concrete opportunities to support countries in their field of expertise through a collaborative approach.

Donors

Get a clearer picture of technical assistance programs and projects meeting their development priorities in one or more of the 7 policy areas.

Benefit from increased transparency and aid efficiency in the digital for the development area.

OUR OPERATIONAL SCOPE

7 Policy Areas

E-commerce is holistic in nature.

To help countries identify opportunities and bottlenecks when engaging in e-commerce, which can be a powerful engine to spur growth and development, relevant issues have been categorized into seven key policy areas:

OUR TOOLS

A Global Helpdesk

DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS

The Development Solutions are capacity building programs related to the digital economy. With them, beneficiaries can identify items of interest to their countries, and get in touch directly with the corresponding partners.

COUNTRY PROFILES

Our up-to-date country profiles offer relevant key data and indicators to assess the e-readiness of countries in our 7 policy areas. Search our database to have a better view of the e-commerce environment in the country of your interest.

IMPACT

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We support the implementation of Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development by helping to attain relevant trade and development goals, including the SDGs on decent work and economic growth, the advancement of innovation and infrastructure, revitalizing the global partnership as well as the attainment of the goals related to gender equality, notably by furthering the empowerment of women using ICTs.

Target 8.1 : Increased eTrade for all support to developing countries, and in particular to least developed countries, to harness the benefits of e-commerce and digital economy for inclusive and sustainable development.

Target 17.9 : Enhanced international support, including North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation, through eTrade for all, for effective and targeted capacitybuilding on e-commerce and digital economy in developing countries, with a view to support inclusive economic development.