Shaping the future: Why the right digital path is key to sustainable and inclusive development


This episode of the Weekly Tradecast looks at digitalization and its future with Torbjörn Fredriksson, head of UNCTAD’s e-commerce and digital economy branch.

Technology is transforming every aspect of our lives – how we work, eat, shop, travel and interact.

If done right and governed well, e-commerce and the digital economy can drive growth, innovation, development and better use of our resources.

But the growing digital divides threaten to worsen inequality. Many developing countries are already falling behind.

With such heavy reliance on technology, what are the implications for our privacy, our safety and our rights?

Tune into Torbjörn Fredriksson to find out why the way we shape digitalization is so important for development and our future.


Torbjörn Fredriksson
Head of UNCTAD’s e-commerce and digital economy branch