4 July 2019

WTO- DG Azevêdo: Global cooperation on digital economy vital to unlock trade benefits for women

    Electronic commerce has great potential to boost the economic empowerment of women but only if the right conditions are in place to unlock these benefits,...
    2 July 2019

    Vanuatu becomes the first Pacific country to implement Customs Online Payment

      Just over a year ago, BRED Bank Management approached Customs to consider using its e-Commerce platform. Despite, e-payments not being a top priority for Customs...
      2 July 2019

      UNESCAP – 10 digital solutions for women entrepreneurs win support from United Nations’ FinTech Innovation Fund

        A crowdfunding platform for women farmers, online marketplaces for women-produced goods and services, and e-wallet enabled lending were among ten of the winning business models...
        2 July 2019

        From ‘micro-factories’ to urban farming these innovative firms are shaping the future, meet the World Economic Forum’s 2019 class of Technology Pioneers

          The World Economic Forum has selected 56 emerging tech firms from around the globe to be its 2019 cohort of Technology Pioneers 25% are female-led...
          28 June 2019

          ITC – $1 trillion in annual investment to unlock the development power of small businesses

            Expanding investment into small and medium-sized enterprises would help deliver inclusive economic growth and the Sustainable Development Goals, together with profits for investors. by ITC...
            27 June 2019

            UNCTAD – Lesotho ready to channel its growth to go digital

              New report on Lesotho shows how the small, mountainous nation could unlock its digital market to diversify its economy. E-commerce is a way for small...
              25 June 2019

              EIF/WEF – 4 ways to empower women in the world’s poorest countries

                By Deanna Ramsay  Managing Editor, Trade for Development News, Enhanced Integrated Framework Executive Secretariat, World Trade Organization & Violeta Gonzalez   Head, Partnerships, Outreach and...
                23 June 2019

                UNIDO – How digital technology can support gender equality in the MENA region

                  In line with the European Development Days 2019's overarching title ‘Addressing inequalities: building a world which leaves no one behind’, UNIDO organized a LAB Debate...
                  20 June 2019

                  Diaspora holds huge potential to facilitate trade and investment

                    Written by Arif Zaman, Executive Director, Commonwealth Businesswomen's Network and Deputy Centre for Research and Enterprise, Bloomsbury Institute, London, UK     Diaspora entrepreneurs can...