8 February 2021

Digitalization a critical accelerator of sustainable development goals, says President Kenyatta at ABF2021

    Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, on Monday passionately delivered an inspiring keynote address during the Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) fourth African Business Forum, emphasizing the...
    5 February 2021

    Key takeaways on digital currency from The Davos Agenda

      Digital currencies are poised to have an impact on the financial system; about 86% of central banks are exploring the benefits and drawbacks of central...
      5 February 2021

      E-commerce negotiations: Members finalise “clean text” on unsolicited commercial messages

        At the first meeting of the year on e-commerce negotiations, held on 5 February, co-convenor Ambassador George Mina (Australia) commended WTO members for finalizing a...
        4 February 2021

        Regulating for resilience: Reigniting ICT markets and economies post-COVID-19

          As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its relentless spread, governments, regulators, academics, and the global information and communication technology (ICT) community keep rethinking policy and regulatory...
          2 February 2021

          How can mobile government (mGov) work in developing countries?

            Since the COVID-19 pandemic started last year, many digitally advanced governments such as Austria have stepped up access to public services via mobile phones. Their...
            2 February 2021

            Online Aid for Trade event to examine the impact of COVID-19 on developing countries

              The WTO will host an online event on 23-25 March to explore the trade-related challenges faced by developing countries in light of the COVID-19 pandemic....
              1 February 2021

              2021: The emergence of digital foreign policy

                In November 2020, Switzerland introduced its Digital Foreign Policy Strategy, marking a new phase in its efforts to shape the governance of digital issues. For decades,...
                1 February 2021

                Building an Inclusive Digital Economy in Uganda

                  The COVID-19 pandemic has veered many organizations and businesses in directions they never imagined, forcing many to adopt new digital practices that they have previously...
                  30 January 2021

                  Productive Capacities Index

                    UNCTAD's Productive Capacities Index (PCI) is a dynamic and practical tool to support developing countries in understanding the status of their productive capacity and how this...