Online Research Conference Inclusive and Sustainable Development through Digital Trade and E-commerce

March 26
 – March 27
2:00 pm
 – 4:00 pm

This online research conference provides a platform for researchers to contribute to evidence-based policymaking on digital trade and e-commerce for inclusive and sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region. The conference draws on selected papers contributed to the Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report (APTIR) 2023 Call for Papers. Its primary objectives are to bring together researchers, think tanks, and policymakers to engage in dialogue to foster inclusive and sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region.

This conference benefits from the collaboration between the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Forum for East Asia and Latin America (FEALAC), and the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNet). The two-day conference will include two sessions. The first day’s session will focus on empirical research investigating the nexus between digital trade, e-commerce, and sustainable development aspects. The second day’s session will concentrate on normative research that implies good policy practices for enhancing the opportunity to achieve inclusive development through digital trade and e-commerce.

Session 1 on Tuesday, March 26The Role of Digital Trade in Sustainable Development 

This session will discuss research findings related to the intersection of digital trade with key sustainable development aspects. The session aims to offer insights relevant to developing evidence-based digital trade and investment policies that support more inclusive and sustainable development.

Session 2 on Wednesday, March 27: Policies and regulations for establishing an inclusive digital trade and e-commerce landscape

This session presents insights from policy research and case studies on strategies and regulations implemented across countries in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. It aims to stimulate the thought process of identifying good policy practices.

Access to the research conference

Please register at CLICK by Thursday, 21 March 2024


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