19 December 2017

E-Residency: We’re planning to launch estcoin — and that’s only the start

Originally published on Momentum We’re working to make e-Residency the best option globally for entrepreneurs launching a trusted ICO, while proceeding with three variants of...
18 December 2017

Consumers International: E-commerce – which way forward?

Originally published on Consumers International The 11th World Trade Organisation Ministerial Committee took place this month in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Although a working group on e-commerce was formed,...
14 December 2017

How e-commerce is changing our planet. A vision from Asia.

Eco-Business, a news site about responsible business and sustainable development in Asia Pacific just launched this insightful report on e-commerce, current and future challenges, in...
8 December 2017

Framing future work and negotiations on e-commerce at the WTO

E-commerce is rapidly becoming a more ubiquitous medium for commerce, bringing with it significant benefits. Like any other form of exchange in modern economies, regulation...
28 November 2017

This is how to prepare for a cyber attack

Originally published on the World Economic Forum. We should conduct regular cybersecurity drills, as we do fire and safety drills           ...
28 November 2017

For-profit business models are an effective path to sustainable development, meeting hears

Four successful entrepreneurs from around the globe tell an UNCTAD commission that for-profit businesses can be key partners in solving economic, social and environmental problems....
27 November 2017

Promoting the African Internet Economy

https://www.internetsociety.org/resources/doc/2017/africa-internet-economy/sa Promoting the African Internet Economy Author: Michael Kende Michael Kende is a Senior Fellow at the Internet Society. Many thanks to Dawit Bekele for...
24 November 2017

#WSIS Stocktaking 101: A Course for Everyone

Originally published on Linked In here by Vladimir Stankovic Would you want to have an opportunity to be globally promoted and recognized for your #ICT4D...
17 November 2017

Why mobile money needs enabling e-commerce regulation to digitise payments

Origininally published on the GSMA. Authored by Jose Sanin and Francesco Pasti. In our previous two blogs on e-commerce, we highlighted how mobile money, as a source...
17 November 2017

How the Internet of Things and Smart Cities can help meet the SDGs

Originally published on Thomson Reuters Foundation News (UK), Martin-Vignerte Eman, 16 November 2017 As cities grow, they also need to ensure infrastructure can keep up...
8 November 2017

A continental shift in global internet access in Africa

The following post originally appeared on Biz community Africa.   3 Nov 2017  By: António Nunes In 1994, there were more telephone lines in New York City...
7 November 2017

Nigeria: Developing Countries Agree to Boost Connectivity, Infrastructure

Originally published on All Africa.com here.  Article written By Francis Arinze Iloani The Abuja Declaration adopted by developing countries states that they have agreed to...
3 November 2017

Potential risks of the digital economy in Africa

From ibrahimmayaki.com/ potential-risks-digital-economy-africa/ Posted on 24 October, 2017 by Ibrahim Mayaki In its latest report on the information economy entitled “Digitization, trade and development” , the UNCTAD highlights...
2 November 2017

The digital disruption of international trade has already begun

Originally published here on intracen.org. Estonia’s e-Residency enables allows e-commerce businesses in developing countries to set up virtual shops in the European Union by DANIELA GODOY, Head...
1 November 2017

The first ‘e-Residency centre’ will open in South Korea

First published here.   The Estonian Police and Border Guard has (digitally) signed an agreement for the pilot project, which aims to expand the benefits...
12 October 2017

The Association of Progressive Communications on the Information society and the digital economy.

From the Association of Progressive Communications. This week’s post is the first of two on the digital economy. UNCTAD – the UN Conference on Trade...
10 October 2017

Consumers International: Making cross border e-commerce work for consumers?

Consumers International's Advocacy manager Anna Glayzer reports back from last week's WTO Public Forum in Geneva and explains why e-commerce looks set to be the...
4 October 2017

Luxembourg, Switzerland and Norway most ready to benefit from e-commerce

For the third straight year, Luxembourg has held on to its position atop UNCTAD's ranking of 143 countries' capacity to support online shopping and other...
21 September 2017

ICAO: Aviation Benefits 2017 Report – The importance of aviation on supporting the global economy

Aviation Benefits - IHLG Report  Aviation makes the dream and desire of being able to fly a reality. A strong and affordable global air transport...
15 September 2017

UNCTAD: The robots are coming: Mixing automation and austerity can threaten good jobs worldwide

“Robots are threatening jobs in developed and emerging developing countries alike but, as with any new technology, there are opportunities as well as risks,” said...
2 August 2017

Faster, better and together: the road to inclusive e-commerce in Africa

"E-commerce has the potential to make a difference for development. But this will only be the case if we move faster, react better and move...
8 July 2017

IDB: How can we make digital trade more inclusive?

From the Inter-American Development Bank: The rapid growth of the internet and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) is changing the way we do business,...