6 April 2020

ITC – Ugandan start-ups part of the solution during COVID-19

    Start-ups in Uganda are developing innovative products to help consumers and businesses survive during COVID-19 Being locked at home with borders sealed, seeing transport halted...
    6 April 2020

    UNCTAD – Coronavirus reveals need to bridge the digital divide

    The coronavirus speeds up the transition to a digital economy while exposing the digital gap between countries and societies. The global crisis brought on by...
    3 April 2020

    IDB – 2020 Call for Proposals

      Announcement In response to the exceptional circumstances that the world and Latin America and the Caribbean are experiencing, the 2020 Call for Proposals under the...
      3 April 2020

      ITU – Special emergency session of the Broadband Commission pushes for action to extend internet access and boost capacity to fight COVID-19

        UN advisory body sets out an Agenda for Action to ensure the networks the whole world is now relying on are robust, resilient and within...
        2 April 2020

        WTO – ICC, WTO heads urge business dialogue to inform response to trade fallout from COVID-19

          WTO Director General Roberto Azevêdo and International Chamber of Commerce Secretary-General John Denton issued on 2 April a joint statement calling for more dialogue with...
          2 April 2020

          ITC – Op-ed: The cost of coronavirus in Africa: What measures can leaders take?

            by Dorothy Tembo, ITC Executive Director ad interim With the novel coronavirus COVID-19 having reached the African continent, countries are getting ready to manage the...
            1 April 2020

            EIF – Covid-19, Least developed countries and financial support

              What are international institutions pledging in the wake of the pandemic? The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic is first and foremost a humanitarian disaster. Expectedly, its effects...
              1 April 2020

              ESCAP – Digital Resilience against COVID-19

                The rapid spread of COVID-19 has been causing cascading economic and social stress across the world. The production of goods and services has decreased in...
                1 April 2020

                UNCTAD – COVID-19 requires gender-equal responses to save economies

                The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is not gender neutral, as it affects men and women differently. Therefore, we must not be gender blind in...
                27 March 2020

                ITC – Supporting small businesses through the COVID-19 crisis

                  The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is causing a global health emergency, and a global economic slowdown. Trade, investment, growth, and employment are all affected and the...