Research & Publications

Welcome to the research and publication page. This is where you can find the latest releases from our members.

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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

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

UNESCAP – 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

UNESCAP – 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

UNESCAP: 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

UNESCAP: 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?

UNESCAP: Digital and Virtual Currencies for Sustainable Development

ITC SME Competitiveness Outlook 2017. A door to global trade

Discover the latest iteration of the Global Cyber-security Index (GCI)

Trade facilitation & better connectivity for an inclusive Asia & Pacific

Supporting the Creation and Scalability of Affordable Access

WTO World Trade Report 2017. Trade, technology, and jobs

African Economic Outlook 2017 Entrepreneurship & Industrialisation

ICT Facts and Figures 2017 by ITU

New Pathways to E-commerce: A Global MSME Competitiveness Survey

Bringing SMEs onto the e-Commerce Highway