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UNECA - Trade Policies for Africa to Tackle Covid-19

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

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

SOUTH CENTRE - Quarterly Report, Oct - Dec 2019

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

ECLAC - International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean 2019

UNCDF - Digital Finance for Energy Access in Uganda

African Union - First Continental Report on the Implementation of Agenda 2063

AfDB- African Economic Outlook 2020

UPU - Role of the Post in expanding access to digital finance

UPU - The digital economy and digital postal activities – a global panorama

OECD, WTO, IMF - Handbook on Measuring Digital Trade, Version 1

UNCTAD - Restoring competition in "winner-took-all" digital platform markets

ESCWA - Arab Horizon 2030: Digital Technologies for Development

WEF - Reimagining Digital Identity: A Strategic Imperative

DiploFoundation - the EU’s new commission: Digital policy in the limelight

UN - World Economic Situation and Prospects 2020

ESCAP - An integrated approach for assessing national e-commerce performance

eResidency - Business Guide for e-Residents

ITU - On the road to digital transformation through meaningful connectivity (BDT Year in Review 2019)

ESCAP - Selected issues in cross-border e-commerce development in Asia and the Pacific

WEF - Inclusive Deployment of Blockchain for Supply Chains Part 2 – Trustworthy verification of digital identities

UNECE - Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation Implementation in the UNECE Region

WEF - Exploring International Data Flow Governance

World Bank Group - Unleashing E-Commerce for South Asian Integration

WEF - Competition Policy in a Globalized, Digitalized Economy

UNCTAD B2C e-commerce index 2019

UNCTAD- Kiribati Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment

DiPLO - Final report from the 14th Internet Governance Forum

WEF - Corporate Tax, Digitalization and Globalization

ITU - Digital Skills Insights 2019

ESCAP - Promoting the Role of Women’s Transformative Leadership to Achieve the SDGs in Asia and the Pacific

ITU - World Radiocommunication Conference 2019

ITC - SME Competitiveness Outlook 2019

UNCTAD- Tuvalu Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment

Diplo Foundation - Internet Governance Acronym Glossary

ITC - Diversifying Trade in Africa

UNIDO - Industrial Development Report 2020

WB - World Development Report 2020 : Trading for Development in the Age of Global Value Chains

WIPO Report 2019 - The Geography of Innovation: Local Hotspots, Global Networks

ITU - Measuring digital development: Facts and figures 2019

UNIDO- BRICS plus E-commerce Development Report in 2018

AfDB: Potential of the fourth industrial revolution in Africa

ITU - UNESCO - Connecting Africa Through Broadband - A strategy for doubling connectivity by 2021 and reaching universal access by 2030

ESCAP - Artificial Intelligence in the Delivery of Public Services

WEF - The Global Competitiveness Report 2019

WTO - World Trade Report 2019: The future of services trade

WEF - Agile Governance for Creative Economy 4.0

ITU - Small island developing states (SIDS) and ICTs Mid-term review of the Samoa Pathway

UNECA - UNHR - Digital Trade in Africa - Implications for Inclusion and Human Rights

United Nations Activities on Artificial Intelligence (AI)

UN Task Force: Harnessing Digitalization in Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals

ITU - Turning digital technology into climate action

ISOC - Are Organizations Ready for New Privacy Regulations?

ITU - The State of Broadband 2019: Broadband as Foundation for Sustainable Development

ESCAP/ADB - Asia–Pacific Trade Facilitation Report 2019 (Bridging trade finance gaps through technology)

ESCAP - Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation Report: Asia-Pacific 2019

ITC/WEF - Africa E-Commerce Agenda Roadmap for Action

UNCTAD - Digital Economy Report 2019

ITU - Digital Skills Insights 2019

WCO - Cross-Border E-Commerce Framework of Standards

World Bank Group - The Future of Work in Africa

WTO- World Trade Statistical Review 2019

ITU - Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) 2018

UNECA/UNCTAD - Next steps for the African Continental Free Trade Area

ITC - Women Shaping Global Economic Governance

ISOC - Policy Brief: Principles for Responsible Data Handling

WTO/OECD: AidForTrade at a glance 2019 - Economic diversification and empowerment

IDB/WEF - Windows of Opportunity: Facilitating Trade with Blockchain Technology

ITC - SME Competitiveness Outlook 2019

UNCTAD - Economic development in Africa

UNCTAD - Lesotho Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment

World Bank Group - The Digital Economy in Southeast Asia

UNCTAD- World Investment Report 2019

The age of digital interdependence

OECD - Unpacking E-commerce: Business Models, Trends and Policies

UNCTAD - Digitalization in Maritime Transport: Ensuring Opportunities for Development

ESCAP - Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2019: Ambitions beyond growth

I'd blush if I could: closing gender divides in digital skills through education

WB - A Single Digital Market for East Africa

WEF - Data Collaboration for the Common Good Enabling Trust and Innovation Through Public-Private Partnerships

UNCTAD - A FRAMEWORK for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Reviews

ITC - Creative industries in Rwanda: Digital paths to global markets

UN - Financing for Sustainable Development

UPU - The digital economy and digital postal activities – a global panorama

The trust opportunity: Exploring Consumers’ Attitudes to the Internet of Things

CI - Artificial Intelligence: consumer experiences in new technology

WEF - Inclusive Deployment of Blockchain for Supply Chains Part 2

WTO - Global Value Chain Development Report 2019

ITU - SDG Digital Investment Framework - A whole-of-Government Approach to Investing in Digital Technologies to Achieve the SDGs

ITC - Joining forces for e-commerce: How small African firms succeed with collaborative business models

Afghanistan Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment

UNCTAD - Bangladesh Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment

UNCTAD - Making digital platforms work for development

OECD - Measuring the Digital Transformation : A Roadmap for the Future

Consumers International - IoT: Trust by Design - Guidelines and Checklists

ISOC - Consolidation in the Internet Economy

FAO & ITU – E-agriculture in action: Blockchain for agriculture

WIPO – Technology Trends 2019: Artificial Intelligence

IMF- World Economic Outlook 2019

AFDB- African Economic Outlook 2019

World Bank- World Development Report 2019

UNCTAD – B2C E-Commerce Index 2018- Focus on Africa

CUTS International – Overcoming Gender Challenges in E-Commerce

UNCTAD- Creative Economy Outlook

UNCTAD – Policy Brief – Leapfrogging: Look before you leap

IMF- World Economic Outlook

UNECLAC – International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean – 2018

UNCTAD - Malawi Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment

WEF: Delivering the Goods: E‑commerce Logistics Transformation

UNCTAD – The Least Developed Countries Report 2018

WB – Data-Driven Development, information and Communications for Development series, 2018

ICTSD – IDB: Facilitation 2.0: E-Commerce and Trade in the Digital Age

WTO- World Trade Report 2018: The future of world trade How digital technologies are transforming global commerce

ITC – Faster customs, faster trade: Using technology for trade facilitation

ITC – SME Competitiveness Outlook 2018: Business Ecosystems for the Digital Age

ITU/UNESCO – The State of Broadband 2018: Broadband catalyzing sustainable development

WIPO – Patent Cooperation Treaty Yearly Review – 2018

United Nations – E-Government Survey 2018

ITU – Snapshot Report of the Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium 2018

WIPO – Feasibility Study on Enhancing the Collection of Economic Data on the Audiovisual Sector in a Number of African Countries

UNCTAD – Republic of Senegal: Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment (in French)

UNCTAD – Republic of Vanuatu: Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment

UNCTAD – Solomon Islands: Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment

WIPO – Global Innovation Index 2018

UN ESCWA – Perspectives on the Digital Economy in the Arab Region

ESCAP – ADB: Embracing The E-commerce Revolution In Asia And The Pacific

UNCTAD – World Investment Report 2018

WEF- Addressing e-payment challenges in global e-commerce

African Development Bank Group – African economic outlook

Consumers International – The state of data protection rules around the world

World Bank Group- Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain

UNCTAD- East African Community Regional Integration: Trade and Gender Implications

ESCAP – Frontier Technologies for sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific

WTO- Mainstreaming trade to attain the Sustainable Development Goals

WEF- Digital Transformation Initiative

WEF- Blockchain beyond the hype

The World Bank- the Global Findex Database 2017

UNCTAD – Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment- Myanmar

UNCTAD- Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment – Lao People’s Democratic Republic

UNCTAD – Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment- Liberia

World Bank – Global Economic Prospects Report 2018

ITU – Digital Skills Toolkit

UNCTAD – Towards e-commerce legal harmonization in the Caribbean

UNCTAD – Elements of modalities for the African Continental Free Trade Area Market Access Negotiations on Tariffs: some key issues for consideration

UNCTAD: Digitalization and Trade- a Holistic approach is needed

ITC – How to reach Chinese e-consumers: A practical guide for small businesses

UNECE – Recommendation 36: Single Window Interoperability

WB – Internet of Things : The New Government-to-Business Platform

IDB – ICTSD – Multilateralising Telecoms: A Step-Change in Need of a Step?

WEF – Driving the Sustainability of Production Systems with Fourth Industrial Revolution Innovation

World Bank - The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018: Building a Sustainable Future

ESCAP – Impact of implementation of digital trade facilitation on trade costs

WEF – The Inclusive Development Index 2018 Summary and Data Highlights

WEF – Driving the Sustainability of Production Systems with Fourth Industrial Revolution Innovation

African Economic Outlook 2018

ITU – OHRLLS: ICTs, LDCs, and the SDGs: Achieving universal and affordable Internet in the least developed countries

UNECE: Global Report on Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade – 2017

UNCTAD: Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment – Nepal

ESCAP: Digital Trade Facilitation in Asia and The Pacific

Inter American Development Bank: Digital Trade-Related Provisions in Regional Trade Agreements

ITU: Measuring the Information Society Report 2017

World Bank: Creating markets in Ghana

UNCTAD Information Economy Report 2017

ESCAP: Innovative financing for development in Asia and the Pacific

UNCTAD: eTrade Readiness Assessment – Samoa

Internet Society: Paths to Our Digital Future

ITC - What sells in e-commerce: New evidence from Asian LDCs

UNCTAD: Digital tools for foresight

ESCAP: Asia Pacific, Trade and investment report 2017

UNCTAD B2C E-Commerce Index. Technical notes on ICT – Development

The State of Broadband: Broadband catalyzing sustainable development

Consumers International - Testing our Trust: Consumers and the Internet of Things

WEF: The Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018

Trade facilitation & paperless trade implementation

Inclusive growth and e-Commerce: China’s experience

WEF - Global Future Council on International Trade and Investment

WEF - The Global Human Capital Report 2017…the future of work

WTO: Trade Policy Review – Cambodia

UNCTAD: Handbook of Statistics 2017

UNIDO & ITC - Status, Opportunities and Challenges of BRICS e-commerce

UNCTAD: Least Developed Country Report 2017

WEF: Impact of the Fourth industrial Revolution on Supply Chains

ITU: ICT centric economic growth, innovation and job creation

Internet Society: Enabling Digital Opportunities in the Middle East

UNCTAD: The New Digital Economy and Development

Trade and Development Report 2017: Beyond austerity…

World investment report 2017. Investment and the Digital Economy

Internet Society: Promoting the African Internet Economy

WEF: Paperless Trading: How does it impact the Trading system?