30 March 2019

Global e-commerce sales surged to $29 trillion (UNCTAD)

    One quarter of the world's population purchased goods online in 2017, a 12% jump from the previous year. Global e-commerce sales grew 13% in 2017,...
    27 March 2019

    ECommerce At Center Of Global Summit

    The lack of development aid earmarked to help poorer countries build the infrastructure and skills they need to adapt to the digital economy raises profound...
    27 March 2019

    ‘AI for Good’ or scary AI?

      By Neil Sahota and Michael Ashley, authors of ‘Own the A.I. Revolution’ Some futurists fear Artificial Intelligence (AI), perhaps understandably. After all, AI appears in...
      27 March 2019

      How the consolidation of tech providers is impacting innovation

      When Facebook was hit with the Cambridge Analytica scandal in March of last year, the backlash was swift and brutal. The scandal was unlike anything...
      26 March 2019

      New initiative aims at transforming economic lives of women in Least Developed Countries

      Across the world’s 47 Least Developed Countries (LDCs), women continue to face constraints that limit their participation in trade. A just-launched initiative is exclusively targeting...
      25 March 2019

      Sending money to the Burundian countryside made easier

      Thanks to the improved equipment of the post offices, Burundian migrants can now easily send money to their families, even those living in remote areas....
      22 March 2019

      Can developing nations compete in a digital world (UNCTAD)?

        People want in on e-commerce for simple reasons - choice, ease, speed, cost, convenience. Yet not everyone benefits equally, especially in least developed countries. Life...
        19 March 2019

        How will AI accelerate sustainable development? Find out at the AI for Good Global Summit.

          Artificial Intelligence (AI) has taken giant leaps forward in recent years, inspiring growing confidence in AI’s ability to assist in solving some of humanity’s greatest...
          18 March 2019

          Consumer protection remains a cornerstone of development

            UNCTAD marks World Consumer Rights Day with a reminder that faulty products cost lives and dupe families out of much-needed income. The recent news that...
            15 March 2019

            World Consumer Rights Day 2019: Trusted Smart Products

              Our theme for World Consumer Rights Day 2019 will be ‘Trusted Smart Products’. From smart phones to wearable fitness trackers, to voice-activated assistants and smart TVs, many...