8 July 2020

World Bank Provides $100 Million to Help Accelerate Digital Transformation in Niger

    The World Bank Board of Directors approved today a $100 million International Development Association (IDA)* which includes $50 million credit and $50 million grant to...
    8 July 2020

    ITC – Ten steps to mainstream gender in trade deals

    Negotiators can use this new report to lift the participation of women in trade through free trade agreements. It's no secret that mainstreaming gender in...
    7 July 2020

    UNCDF – Women’s Financial Inclusion: The Time Is Now

    For over 25 years working across Africa, we’ve seen that women are disproportionally excluded from essential services, despite their potential as catalysts for socio-economic development....
    7 July 2020

    UNCTAD – The role of the National Trade Facilitation Committees in the global economic recovery following COVID-19

      The COVID-19 pandemic is a calamity for global trade. UNCTAD forecasts that merchandise trade will fall by 20% in 2020 and by 27% during the second quarter...
      6 July 2020

      Partnership for inclusive e-commerce gains more support

      The eTrade for all initiative has been further strengthened, with the Commonwealth Secretariat and the International Labour Organization joining the partnership.   COVID-19 has irreversibly...
      6 July 2020

      UNCTAD – Equipping East African women digital entrepreneurs to thrive

      Masterclass seeks to empower and build the skills of women digital entrepreneurs in East Africa as well as explore opportunities amid the COVID-19 crisis.  ...
      2 July 2020

      DiPLO – Report: ‘Navigating Geneva’s Digital Policy Landscape’ online conference

        Most Geneva-based institutions and organisations are now tackling digital aspects as part of their work. The Geneva digital policy landscape has therefore become richer and...
        1 July 2020

        WCO Secretariat issues a Note on Support to SMEs

          In recognition of the Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSME) Day marked on 27 June, the WCO Secretariat issued a Secretariat Note on Support to...
          1 July 2020

          WTO – Members discuss challenges and opportunities of online services trade amid COVID-19 crisis

            At a meeting of the Council for Trade in Services on 1 July, WTO members discussed their efforts to increase the digital capabilities of businesses...