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...
                24 April 2020

                UNCDF – Financial Innovation Gig Economy Challenge Launch: Driving Financial Health for Gig Workers April 24, 2020

                  APEC Malaysia, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) launched the Financial Innovation Gig...
                  24 April 2020

                  UNCTAD – Senegal’s e-commerce sector helps country cope with COVID-19

                    Trade ministry fast-tracks measures to ease access to essential goods and services during the pandemic. As the coronavirus pandemic rages, several brick-and-mortar businesses in Senegal...