With this newsletter we conclude the year 2020. A challenging, painful and disruptive year. As the newly published UNCTAD LDCs report warns, 43 out of 47 countries in this category, are at high risk of falling behind… badly. Digitalization of our businesses, economies and lives has increased, but so have divides. Early December, we organized a meeting among development partners to discuss findings from the monitoring of progress of selected LDCs in terms of etrade Readiness. The event was attended by 60 participants from 30 organizations, including 20 eTrade for all partners, all committed to do more and to do better.
Now more than ever, enhancing the digital readiness of countries is key to a lasting recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. 2021 lies ahead of us, full of challenges and a bit of hope.
While we let you discover new tools and releases, we wish you a restful and safe festive season.
Stay safe & we look forward to welcoming you back in 2021!