25 June 2020

Tralac – An Agenda for the AfCFTA Protocol on E-Commerce

E-commerce has been included in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) through a decision of the African Union Heads of State and Government Assembly...
16 June 2020

DiPLO – Digital Roadmap: The realistic acceleration of digital cooperation

The UN Secretary-General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation, presented on 11 June, comes at the time when the world is trying to grasp the tectonic economic, political,...
12 June 2020

World Bank -Enhancing digital capabilities in a post-COVID-19 world

The ongoing pandemic has demonstrated the critical importance of digital technologies. While private sector firms consider digital capabilities as a core driver of competitiveness, this...
28 May 2020

Internet Society – How Has COVID-19 Impacted Last Mile Networks?

If your household is anything like mine, your Internet connection has experienced a significant increase in usage over these last several months. We’re streaming more...
8 May 2020

WEF – In the digital age, being gender-blind is not an option

In today’s ultra-connected world, the fact that the mobile gender gap has significantly narrowed is welcome news. Recent research by GSMA shows that in low-and-middle countries, women...
6 May 2020

World Bank – We would like to hear from you: Launching online consultations for World Development Report 2021 – Data for Better Lives Concept Note

A few months ago, we announced that the topic for the next World Development Report 2021 would be “Data,” and what it means for development. Since then,...
5 May 2020

WBG – COVID-19: We’re tracking digital responses worldwide. Here’s what we see

Digital technologies are vital tools for helping people cope with stay-at-home orders and social distancing requirements during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Digital technologies are instrumental...
29 April 2020

UNCTAD – Leveraging digital solutions to seize the potential of informal cross-border trade

This blog builds on UNCTAD's recent research on female informal cross-border traders in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia to explore how mobile money can provide solutions...
29 April 2020

WBG – Expanding digital financial services can help developing economies cope with crisis now and boost growth later

For some time, it’s been clear to us at the World Bank that expanding use of digital financial services supports economic development and poverty reduction....
29 April 2020

WBG – COVID-19 reinforces the need for connectivity

Connectivity is a public good: Let’s act accordingly, now and tomorrow One and a half billion. That’s the number of children who need online schooling...