The growing importance of e-commerce and the digital economy
Electronic commerce and the rise of the digital economy are rapidly transforming the way in which people and business interact.
New opportunities are emerging for technological leaps, productivity gains, the growth of new sectors and more trade. But digital transformations also bring various challenges and costs.
Coping with digital transformations requires more effective collaboration, and African governments are increasingly recognizing the need to enhance the readiness of their economies to participate in e-commerce and the digital economy.
Many African countries, and especially the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), face a range of barriers to the adoption and effective use of digital technologies.
The UNCTAD eCommerce Week, organized since 2015, has become the leading forum for key stakeholders from the public and the private sectors, as well as civil society, to discuss the global development implications of e-commerce and the digital economy and related policy challenges.
Now for the first time, UNCTAD is proud to announce a regional eCommerce Week.