E-commerce assessments

UNCTAD: eT Ready – Rapid eTrade Readiness Surveys of Least Developed Countries

About

This programme assists least developing countries (LDCs) in assessing their e-commerce readiness so they can better engage in and benefit from e-commerce. The assessment process focuses on examining seven key policy areas that are most relevant for e-commerce. Within each area, critical readiness gaps are identified. The gaps can then be addressed through collaborative public and private partnerships.

The aim is to help LDCs take stock of their ICT and e-commerce capabilities and formulate a strategy to overcome barriers and bottlenecks to the growth of digital trade.

To discover the existing eTrade readiness surveys please visit the Meet the beneficiaries section (under the Achievements section below).

Key findings

 

Based on the key learnings of the 12 assessments finalized, seven eT Ready fact sheets are now available with a summary of the key findings and policy recommendations. Discover them here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For whom

Private sector
Policy makers
Parliamentarians

Services offered

Policy Support & Policy Formulation
  • Assess your current e-commerce situation through an appropriate mix of quantitative and qualitative approaches (data collection, focus groups, surveys, targeted interviews)
  • Identity opportunities and barriers within the seven key policy areas of eTrade for all
  • Develop quick-win project proposals in line with the findings of your assessment
  • Benefit from an action matrix to support and accelerate e-commerce implementation
Technical assistance
  • Gain access to technical support from eTrade for all partners
  • According to the findings of each survey, eTrade for all partners may develop their own technical assistance package
Capacity development
  • Empower local stakeholders with the ability to master their own e-commerce development process
  • Learn and share with peers engaging in e-commerce development
Business venture
  • Capitalize on venture opportunities from partner members of the Business for eTrade Development (B4ETD) council
  • Explore increased business opportunities with B4ETD

Partners

Partners of the eTrade for all initiative from international and regional organizations

Members of the Business for eTrade Development council (B4ETD)

Meet the beneficiaries

Achievements

eTrade readiness surveys carried out since 2016:

(The English version of the documents is displayed by default when it is available)

eTrade Readiness Assessment