Why robust digital identity systems are essential in fostering trade and development
March 10, 2022
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…
Maritime transport is the backbone of international trade and the global economy. Over 80% of the volume of international trade in goods is carried by sea, and the percentage is even higher for most developing countries. The Review of Maritime Transport is an UNCTAD flagship report, published annually since 1968. It provides an analysis of…
Emerging strategies for ports during the pandemic (UNCTAD/PRESS/PB/2022/1 – 09 Feb 2022)
February 11, 2022
Emerging strategies for ports during the pandemic (UNCTAD Policy Brief No. 93) The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a significant impact on humankind and on global commerce. Ports and port communities have experienced major changes to normal operating environments. The strategies used by ports to remain open and continue to facilitate sustainable economic development throughout…
Report on the TrainForTrade special course Building Port Resilience Against Pandemics (BPR)
October 5, 2021
BPr banner report 1024 The special course Building Port Resilience Against Pandemics has been a success TrainForTrade’s e-learning course Building Port Resilience Against Pandemics (BPR) builds essential skills for port community managers to help protect people and secure vital trade in ports in a pandemic situation. The first two delivered in English had a very…
Covid-19 and maritime transport: Impact and responses
September 30, 2020
COVID-19 and Maritime transport: Impact and responses Chapter 1: COVID-19 IMPACT ON MARITIME TRADE AND PORT CALLS Chapter 2: IMPLICATIONS FOR LINER SHIPPING CONNECTIVITY Chapter 3: RESPONSE MEASURES ACROSS THE MARITIME SUPPLY CHAIN
Digital Identity For Trade and Development: case studies in South East Asia
September 28, 2020
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
July 6, 2020
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
February 1, 2018
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.
Trade capacity building is a critical element in the development debate as more attention must be paid to the integrated treatment of trade, finance, investment and technology, the interdependence between different policy areas, including macroeconomic management.
Innovation Knowledge for Inclusive and Sustainable Development:Transferring Knowledge through Technology
February 1, 2016
Established in 2001, the UNCTAD Advisory Group on the Strengthening of Training Capacities and Human Resources Development in its 10th session focused on identifying best practices and emerging solutions…