e-commerce

E-commerce can become a powerful driver of economic growth, inclusive trade and job creation across the developing world. E-commerce and other economic activities enabled by digital technologies have the potential to accelerate progress across all the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

TRAINFORTRADE is working with UNCTAD’s e-Commerce and Digital Economy Branch on different aspects of e-commerce.

Publications

Why robust digital identity systems are essential in fostering trade and development

UNCTAD Policy Brief No. 96 The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has accelerated the shift toward a more digital world in a way that will have long-lasting effects. Lockdown measures have led to a surge in electronic commerce (e-commerce), as consumers look for alternatives to in-person shopping. Such shifts in global consumer behaviour mean that a…

Digital Identity For Trade and Development: case studies in South East Asia

As connectivity within South-East Asia grows, it is critical for governments to put in place frameworks and mechanisms to leverage these developments and increase the use of digital platforms, while ensuring that there is proper governance, trust and authentication measures to support the development of the digital economy. Often considered the foundation of a digital…

Practices on e-commerce: TrainForTrade case studies in South-East Asia

This report explores in its first chapter a history of the project. The second chapter gives an overview of the e-commerce situation in the region. The third chapter presents the selection of eight case studies prepared by the project’s participants, covering e-government, e-payment, transportation and logistics, marketplaces and digital marketing. These case studies provide succinct examples of good practices as well as policy recommendations for further development of e-commerce. The fourth chapter concludes the publication with a list of recommendations.
Participants in this project highlighted that the classic policy issues are still to be addressed.

Towards e-commerce legal harmonization in the Caribbean

The establishment of adequate legal frameworks can facilitate the transition to a digital economy and the take-up of e-commerce in-country but also regionally and internationally by reducing uncertainties, enhancing trust and addressing potential harms.