5 February 2020

UNIDO – Fourth Industrial Revolution: how latecomers and laggards can catch up

    Most developing countries face barriers in adopting the necessary technologies. Helping them counter these barriers will require an international effort. Just ten countries account for...
    5 February 2020

    OECD – Least developed countries can become authors of their technological revolution

    Can countries in the early stages of development reap the benefits and become authors of their technological revolution? In a blog written by Ratnakar Adhikari,...
    4 February 2020

    UNCDF – The SDG500 Platform Investment Opportunity

    SDG500 is a groundbreaking impact investment platform dedicated to financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The platform’s objective is to raise USD$500 million for six...
    31 January 2020

    ITU – Kazakhstan to lead global school connectivity initiative in Central Asia

      Country to lay the groundwork for new financing models, partners and digital tools to close the digital divide. The Government of Kazakhstan, the International Telecommunication...
      30 January 2020

      UNCDF – What levers to accelerate digital innovation in Senegal?

      In November 2019, the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) organized, for the second consecutive year, the week of financial inclusion. This regional event...
      25 January 2020

      8 top stories from the week in Davos 2020

        Climate change was in the spotlight at Davos 2020. The future of capitalism, AI and jobs were also key areas. The meeting was the World...
        24 January 2020

        Online tool to remove trade barriers in Africa goes live

          The tool, developed by UNCTAD and the African Union, will help make trade on the continent easier and less costly. An online platform developed by...
          22 January 2020

          At Davos, UN Broadband Commission advocates for financing inclusive meaningful connectivity for sustainable impact

            Commissioners launch “Broadband Transforming Lives” campaign at WEF’s 50th Annual Meeting in Switzerland   ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ The ITU UNESCO Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development examined new...
            20 January 2020

            South Centre – Third Annual Developing Country Forum on South-South Cooperation in International Tax Matters

              The South Centre in partnership with India’s Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of External Affairs...
              18 January 2020

              ACSIS-SCASI – Dr Cissé KANE: “Through the ECMAAA competition, we encourage innovation, research and emulation”

                – The E-commerce Mobile Application African Award (ECMAAA) project of the African Civil Society ICT Network (ACSIS) was nominated for the WSIS PRIZE 2020 of...