Publications

Browse the latest publications released by our partners on e-commerce and the digital economy.

ISOC - Empowering People to Create A Bigger and Stronger Internet

UNCDF - Digitalizing Rural Financial Ecosystems - Journey and Learnings from Digitalization of Dairy Value Chain in Nepal

WBG - Accelerating Digitalization Across the Maritime Supply Chain

WIPO IP Facts and Figures 2020

ITU - World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database 2020 -24th Edition

UNCDF - Digital Community Entrepreneurs - Going the Extra Mile to Close the Digital Gap in Rural Uganda

ILO - Working from home From invisibility to decent work

UNCDF - State of the Digital Financial Services Market in Zambia 2019

CUTS - E-Commerce in the post- COVID-19 Era

ITC - Business and policy insights: Mapping e-Marketplaces in Africa

UNCTAD - Teaching Material on Trade and Gender Linkages: The Gender Impact of Technological Upgrading in Agriculture

UNCTAD - UNGIS Dialogue on the Role of Digitalization in the Decade of Action

UNCTAD - World Investment Report 2020

CUTS - The State of E-Commerce in Jamaica

CUTS - The State of E-Commerce in Guyana

CUTS - Le Commerce Electronique au Sénégal

ITU - Measuring digital development Facts and figures 2020

CEPAL - La libre concurrencia en la economía digital: las micro, pequeñas y medianas empresas

UNCTAD - eTrade Readiness Assessment WAEMU

ESCAP - Regional Cooperation for Trade and Transport Connectivity in the Age of Pandemics in Asia and the Pacific

WEF - Mapping TradeTech: Trade in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

ESCAP - Asia-Pacific Trade and Investments Trends 2020-2021

ITU - The Last-mile Internet Connectivity Solutions Guide Sustainable connectivity options for unconnected sites

ITC - On trade and women's economic empowerment

Progress on the JSIs: Communication by the Co-coordinators of the JSIs

ECA - Innovative Finance for Private Sector Development in Africa

WEF - Global Competitiveness Report Special Edition 2020: How Countries are Performing on the Road to Recovery

UNCDF - Blended Finance in the LDCs 2020

WEF - Bridging the Governance Gap: Dispute resolution for blockchain-based transactions

WEF | WBG - The Global COVID-19 FinTech Market Rapid Assessment Study

ITU - Kaleidoscope 2020: Industry-driven digital transformation

EU - REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on a Single Market for Digital Services (Digital Services Act) and amending Directive 2000/31/EC

EU -REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on contestable and fair markets in the digital sector (Digital Markets Act)

WTO - Joint Statement Initiative on E-Commerce: Co-Coveners' Update

UN - Sustainable Development Outlook 2020

WEF - Global Technology Governance Report 2020

CUTS - Fast Forward E-Commerce: How Can Developing Countries Leap e-Commerce Barriers in the Post-Covid 19 Era?

UNCTAD - The Least Developed countries Report 2020

UNCTAD - Fast-tracking implementation of eTrade Readiness Assessments

UNCDF - State of the Digital Financial Services Market in Zambia 2019 - Results from the UNCDF Annual Provider Survey

South Centre - Redistributing Taxing Rights to the Global South through the Digitalized Economy

UNCTAD - Harnessing blockchain for sustainable development: prospects and challenges

ITU - The Economic contribution of broadband, digitization and ICT regulation: Econometric modelling for the Asia-Pacific region

UNECE - Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation: UNECE Regional Report 2019

WCO - Mercator Programme Report June 2020

Le Commerce Electronique au Sénégal : Etat des Lieux

WEF - Partnership against Cybercrime

WTO - World Trade Report 2020

UNCTAD - eTrade Readiness Assessment Irak

ISOC - Insights from Internet Society’s 2020 Public Pulse Survey

ITU - How broadband, digitization and ICT regulation impact the global economy

WTO - Report on G20 Trade Measures (may - oct 2020)

ESCAP - Realizing Digital Potential in North and Central Asia

WEF - The Future of Jobs Report 2020

WEF - Future Series: Cybersecurity, emerging technology and systemic risk

ITC - African market trends in technology services: Country profiles

ECLAC - Building a New Future -Transformative Recovery with Equality and Sustainability

ECLAC - The Caribbean Outlook - Forging a people-centred approach to sustainable development post-COVID-19

WEF - Facilitation 2.0 Trade and Investment in the Digital Age

ITC - WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS An Action Plan to ‘Build Back Better’

ITU - Bridging the Digital Innovation Divide: A toolkit for developing sustainable ICT-centric ecosystem projects

WEF - Advancing Digital Trade in Asia

WEF - Markets of Tomorrow: Pathways to a New Economy

World Bank - Trading Together : Reviving Middle East and North Africa Regional Integration in the Post-COVID Era

ITC - Building Bridges to New e-Commerce Markets: A blueprint for small and medium-sized enterprises

WEF - Cyber Information Sharing: Building Collective Security

IDB - Digital rural gender divide in Latin America and the Caribbean

ITU - Digital Skills Insights 2020

UPU - 2020 Postal Development Report

ECLAC - Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean

WTO Trade Profiles 2020

World Bank - Philippines Digital Economy Report 2020

CNUCED - Niger Evaluation rapide de l'état de préparation au commerce électronique

Commonwealth Fintech Toolkit

ECLAC - Latin American Economic Outlook 2020: Digital transformation for building back better

UPU - Postal economic outlook 2020

ESCAP - Financing Structure, Micro and Small Enterprises’ Performance, and Woman Entrepreneurship in Indonesia

CUTS - Note Establishing Data Centres in Developing Countries

CUTS - Women and Tech : Bringing Gender Equality in the Digital Ecosystem

ITU - Internet Impact Assessment Toolkit

ISOC - Internet Way of Networking Use Case - Data Localization

ISOC - The Internet Way of Networking Defining the critical properties of the Internet

Internet Society - Internet Way of Networking Use Case Data Localization

WEF - Harnessing Technology for the Global Goals: A framework for corporate action

UNCDF - People's Money, Harnessing Digitalization to Finance a Sustainable Future

ITU - The State of Broadband: Tackling digital inequalities

IDB - Self-Sovereign Identity: The Future of Identity: Self-Sovereignity, Digital Wallets, and Blockchain

UNECE - White Paper on Blockchain in Trade Facilitation

UNCDF - Empowered Customers: Leaving No One Behind in the Digital Era

World Bank - Digitization of Agribusiness Payments in Africa

ITU - Connecting Humanity

Joint Statement on the Contribution of International Trade and Supply Chains to a Sustainable Socio-Economic Recovery in Covid-19 times

UNCDF - Women entrepreneurs and Artificial Intelligence in Anhui Province, China

Internet Society - The Internet Way of Networking: Defining the critical properties of the Internet

ECLAC - 15 years of the regional dialogue on digital technologies - eLAC2020

ESCAP - Bridging the digital divide for inclusive broadband access

ITU - Digital Regulation Handbook Conference edition

ITU - Costing and Pricing Methodologies in the Digital Economy

ITU - A Roadmap Toward a Common Framework for Measuring the Digital Economy

ITU - Manual for measuring ICT access and use by households and individuals

WIPO - Global Innovation Index 2020

South Centre - Data in Legal Limbo: Ownership, sovereignty, or a digital public goods regime?

UNCTAD - Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-commerce and the Digital Economy 4th Session

SouthCentre - Assessment of the Two-Pillar Approach to Address the Tax Challenges Arising from the Digitalization of the Economy

Women, ICT and emergency telecommunications - opportunities and constraints

IDB - Inclusion in Times of Covid-19

UN Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Arab Region An Opportunity to Build Back Better

World Bank and WTO - Women and Trade: The role of trade in promoting gender equality

UN Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on South-East Asia

CUTS - Data Localisation India’s Double-Edged Sword

CUTS - Trade Agreements and the World Trade Organization: Lessons for the Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises Joint Statement Initiative

ECLAC - Tracking the digital footprint in Latin America and the Caribbean: Lessons learned from using big data to assess the digital economy

UNCDF - Distribution des Services Financiers Numériques en Zone Rurale

ITU - The economic contribution of broadband, digitization and ICT regulation: Econometric modelling for the ITU Europe region

ITU - The Global E-waste Monitor 2020

UNCDF - Findex Dashboards

WEF - Accelerating Digital Inclusion in the New Normal

WEF - Redesigning Data Privacy: Reimagining Notice & Consent for human technology interaction

ITU- Economic contribution of broadband, digitization and ICT regulation: Econometric modelling for the ITU Commonwealth of Independent States region

World Bank - World Development Report 2019

Internet Society 2020 Action Plan

WEF - Shaping the Future of the Internet of Bodies: New challenges of technology governance

ESCWA - Arab Digital Development Report 2019

UNIDO - COVID-19 Implications & Responses Digital Transformation & Industrial Recovery

ITU - Pandemic in the Internet Age: communications industry responses

Accelerating Digital Transformation in Zambia : Digital Economy Diagnostic Report

Digital Solutions in a Time of Crisis : Uganda Economic Update, 15th Edition

East Africa Economic Outlook 2020 - Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic

UNCTAD - Practices on E-Commerce: TrainForTrade Case Studies in South-East Asia

ITC - Tech Hubs in Africa: Supporting Start-Ups (2nd edition)

Internet Society - Anchoring the African Internet Ecosystem

IDB - From Structures to Services

ECLAC - Key findings of the Internet & Jurisdiction and ECLAC: Regional Status Report 2020

WEF - Incentivizing Responsible and Secure Innovation: A framework for entrepreneurs and investors

Commonwealth - Digitalising Trade Facilitation Implementation

UNCDF Savings Groups' Linkages Toolkit

CUTS - Mobilising E-Commerce for Development in Africa through AfCFTA

CUTS - Mainstreaming Gender in Key E-Commerce Policy Areas, Possible Lessons for AfCFTA

CUTS - Investigating the centrality of gender equality to fostering progress in international trade through the framework of the 2030 Agenda

ITC - COVID-19: The Great Lockdown and its Impact on Small Business

UN Secretary-General's Roadmap for Digital Cooperation

IDB - Transparency and Digital Government: The Impact of COMPR.AR in Argentina

WEF - Data Free Flow with Trust (DFFT)

ESCAP - E-commerce provisions in RTAs: Implications for negotiations and capacity building

WEF - A Roadmap for CrossBorder Data Flows: Future-Proofing Readiness and Cooperation in the New Data Economy

UNCDF - Diagnostic de L'Écosystème des Services Financiers Numériques à Madagascar

WEF - Connecting Digital Economies: Policy Recommendations for Cross-Border Payments

World Bank - Global Economic Prospects

ITU World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly 2020 Background Paper

ITU - Broadband development and connectivity solutions for rural and remote areas

UPU - The COVID-19 crisis and the postal sector

ITU - Digital Skills Assessment Guidebook

CUTS - Mobilising E-Commerce for Development in Africa through AfCFTA

CUTS - The Role of AfCFTA in the Digital Era

South Centre - National Measures on Taxing the Digital Economy

World Bank - Global Investment Competitiveness Report 2019/2020

ECLAC - Report on the economic impact of COVID-19 on Latin America and the Caribbean

WTO - Trade in Services in the Context of COVID

UNCDF - Enabling Policy and Regulation: Leaving No One Behind in the Digital Era

Internet Society - Middle East & North Africa Internet Infrastructure Report

WEF - Cybersecurity Leadership Principles: Lessons learnt during the COVID-19 pandemic to prepare for the new normal

ITU - Measuring digital development ICT Price Trends 2019

UNCDF - COVID-19 changing the landscape for migrants and remittances

UNECA - The Data Revolution in North Africa

World Bank - Recommendations to Leverage E-Commerce During the COVID-19 Crisis

UPU - How COVID-19 is changing the world: a statistical perspective

CUTS - Electronic Commerce in Trade Agreements

UNECE - White Paper Blockchain in Trade Facilitation Version 2

IDB - Digital Technologies for Better Justice- A Toolkit for Action

UNECA - COVID-19 in Africa : Protecting Lives and Economies

UNCTAD - COVID-19: A 10-Point Action Plan to Strengthen International Trade and Transport Facilitation in Times of Pandemic

UNCTAD Estimates of Global E-Commerce 2018

UNCDF - Youth Entrepreneurs Engaging in the Digital Economy

ITU - Global ICT Regulatory Outlook 2020

CEPAL - Las oportunidades de la digitalización en América Latina frente al Covid-19

CUTS - Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Consumers

UNCTAD - The COVID-19 Crisis: Accentuating the Need to Bridge Digital Divides

WBG - East Asia and Pacific in the Time of COVID-19

WBG - Digital Trade in MENA

UNECA - Trade Policies for Africa to Tackle Covid-19

Internet Society - 2019 Impact Report

UNCDF - Women as Builders of the Digital Economy

UNESCAP - The Impact and Policy Responses for COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific

UPU - E-Commerce Guide 2020

UNECA - Creating a Unified Regional Market

World Bank - Leveraging ICT Technologies in Closing the Gender Gap

UN - Roadmap for Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The State of the Digital Economy in the Commonwealth

UNCDF - Managing a Mobile Money Agent Network in Fiji

WEF - The Global Risk Report 2020

IS - 2019 Consolidation in the Internet Economy

UNCTAD - Mali Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment

UNCTAD - Trade Facilitation in Developing Countries: Can Blockchain Prompt a Leap Forward?

CUTS - Le commerce électronique au sein de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce

Lesotho Digital Economy Diagnostic

SOUTH CENTRE - Quarterly Report, Oct - Dec 2019

Consumers International - Social Media Scams: Understanding the Consumer Experience to Create a Safer Digital World