28 avril 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 avril 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 avril 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 avril 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 avril 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 avril 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 avril 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 avril 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 avril 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...
24 avril 2020

UPU – Mail delivery in the time of Coronavirus

With more than 1.2 billion people estimated to be in lockdown with the closure of schools and non-essential shops, COVID-19 – now a pandemic –...