Publications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ESCWA - Arab Digital Development Report 2019

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

ITU - Pandemic in the Internet Age: communications industry responses

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

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

WTO - World Trade Statistical Review 2019

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

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

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