29 April 2020

WBG – COVID-19 reinforces the need for connectivity

Connectivity is a public good: Let’s act accordingly, now and tomorrow One and a half billion. That’s the number of children who need online schooling...
29 April 2020

Estonia’s e-Residency – 10 ways e-residents are adapting their businesses during the crisis

From the covid pivot to R&D: results from our community survey on the impact of coronavirus   A few weeks ago, e-Residency surveyed you —...
29 April 2020

UNCDF – Digitizing Payments in the Time of COVID19 and Beyond

    UNCDF organized a webinar last Monday to discuss how fast-tracking digital payments at a time of crisis can be crucial in delivering aid and in...
    28 April 2020

    IDB launches interactive map of suppliers to respond to the COVID-19 emergency

      The Inter-American Development Bank, through the ConnectAmericas business platform, launched today an interactive map that allows to quickly locate and find suppliers of goods and...
      28 April 2020

      ITC – The e-commerce response to COVID-19

      How can e-commerce bring economic opportunity to small businesses? Tanglee Seepanthong sells meat, chicken and fish in Khuadin Market, Vientiane in the Lao People's Democratic...
      28 April 2020

      WEF – Blockchain to tackle supply chain failures exposed by COVID-19 and boost economic recovery

        The pressure created by the COVID-19 outbreak on global trade systems highlights an urgent need for global cooperation to maintain and strengthen the resilience of...
        28 April 2020

        UNCDF – Managing COVID-19: Could the coronavirus spur automation and reverse globalization?

          Automation and reshoring mitigate the risks firms face in the event of a pandemic or other shocks. Industrial policies that aim to strengthen a country’s...
          27 April 2020

          UNCTAD – Global e-commerce hits $25.6 trillion – latest UNCTAD estimates

            US, China and UK dominate e-commerce sales to consumers, with more than 1.4 billion people shopping online in 2018. E-commerce sales hit $25.6 trillion globally...
            27 April 2020

            ITC launches unique tool to understand e-commerce in Africa

              Although e-commerce is growing in Africa, information for entrepreneurs is scarce. But a new tool from ITC offers data and analysis on this burgeoning sector....
              27 April 2020

              WEF – 10 technology trends to watch in the COVID-19 pandemic

                During the COVID-19 pandemic, technologies are playing a crucial role in keeping our society functional in a time of lockdowns and quarantines. And these technologies...