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KENYA ETRADE READNESS ASSESSMNT

Kenya eTrade Readiness Assessment

29 Jul 2022
The Kenya eTrade Readiness Assessment is the fifth assessment conducted by UNCTAD in a non-LDC country and follows an enhanced methodology. As per this methodology, surveys were disseminated as part of the data collection effort. In Kenya, they targeted respondents in three distinct groups, i.e.,...
FAST-TRACKING IMPLEMENT ETRADE

Fast-tracking Implementation of eTrade Readiness Assessments

Second Edition

29 Jul 2022
UNCTAD set up the eT Ready Implementation Support Mechanism (ISM) in 2020 with a view to supporting beneficiary countries' implementation of eTrade Readiness Assessments. Through the ISM implementation reviews are regularly conducted, to build in-country capacities for effective implementation, ...
SCIENCE TECHNO & INNOVAT ZAMBIA

Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Review: Zambia

12 May 2022
The Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Review of Zambia has three fundamental goals. Its first goal is to offer Zambia an assessment of activities and institutions that make up its innovation ecosystem. The second goal is to draw attention to important socio-economic development questions ...
INDUSTRY 4.0 FOR INCLUS DEV

Industry 4.0 for Inclusive Development

23 May 2022
The use of industry 4.0 technologies in manufacturing can increase productivity and reduce the environmental impact of industrialization and may create rather than replace jobs. At the same time, most firms in developing countries are not ready to use such technologies; most continue to use analo...
ECOMM DIGITAL ECONOM LDC COVID

E-Commerce and the Digital Economy in LDCs

At Breaking Point in COVID Times

4 Apr 2022
Two years have passed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the economic fall-out is still being felt all around the globe, its impacts are not fully captured. In particular, the accelerated digital transformation, with digital solutions developed and used to facilitate economic and so...
FRNTIER TECH ADOPT DEV COUNTRIES

Frontier Technology Adoption in Developing Countries

A measurement Framework and Proposed Questionnaire

25 Jul 2022
The report aims to present a measurement framework for collecting and interpreting information on the adoption of new and emerging technologies by business sector firms in developing countries. Such framework is needed due to the existing data limitations and lack of information on the patterns o...
JORDAN ETRADE ASSESSMENT (A)

Jordan eTrade Readiness Assessment (Arabic language)

2 Jun 2022
E-commerce presents an important opportunity to address some of the major challenges faced by the Jordanian economy and to become a driver of sustainable economic growth. Jordan has experienced an economic slowdown in recent years, with GDP growth dropping from an average of 5.1% in 2000-2015 to ...
ASYCUDA  ANNUAL REPORT 2020

ASYCUDA Annual Report 2020

5 Apr 2022
This report showcases all the activities undertaken by the ASYCUDA Programme in 2020 including the projects and MOUs signed, the rollouts of ASYCUDA systems in user-countries, the economic impact of such implementations in user-countries and the development of new systems/modules/tools.
UNCTAD HNDBK STAT 2021

UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2021

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Handbook of Statistics / Manuel de Statistiques de la CNUCED
24 Dec 2021
The UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics was first launched in 1967. Over the past 50 years, the handbook has evolved to incorporate new statistics and ensure that readers have access to the best possible information available. The 2021 edition of the Handbook continues in this tradition of excellence a...
REVIEW MARITIME TRANS 2021

Review of Maritime Transport 2021

Series:
Review of Maritime Transport
13 Dec 2021
The Review of Maritime Transport 2021 provides an in-depth analysis and update on developments in seaborne trade, the maritime industry and markets, key performance indicators, and the legal and regulatory environment. The 2021 issue includes a new chapter on maritime trade facilitation issues, c...
NAT ICT POL REV ECOMM STR BOTSWA

UNCTAD ICT Policy Review and National E-commerce Strategy for Botswana

22 Dec 2021
With the rapid uptake of information and communications technologies (ICTs), growing digitalization in both developed and developing countries, and the catalytic role of new technological innovations in business and consumer markets, global value chains, and international trade, e-commerce has be...
HARNESSING BLOCKCHAIN FOR SUST DEV

Harnessing Blockchain for Sustainable Development

Prospects and Challenges

20 Oct 2021
In an increasingly digitalized economy and society, the security and accountability of data transactions are critical elements for creating trust and enabling breakthrough innovations in the digital world. In this regard, blockchain technology could be a game-changer, with the potential to revolu...
EXPLORING SPACE TECH FOR SUS DEV

Exploring Space Technologies for Sustainable Development

13 Jul 2021
From astronomy and aerospace engineering to satellite Earth observation, space sciences and technologies have the potential to contribute both directly and indirectly to Sustainable Development. This publication highlights such opportunities, proposing science, technology and innovation (STI) pol...
ASYCUDA COMPEND CASE STUDIES 2019

ASYCUDA Compendium 2019

Case Studies

25 Mar 2021
A compendium of 23 Case Studies jointly prepared by customs administrations and the UNCTAD/ASYCUDA Programme, this edition covers a wide range of benefits acknowledged by the user countries, including Least Developed and Landlocked Developing countries, such as reduction in clearance steps for tr...
ASYCUDA COMPEND CASE STUDIES 2020

ASYCUDA Compendium 2020

Partnerships for Sustainable Development

12 May 2021
The ASYCUDA Compendium consists of 25 case studies showing the impact and benefits from implementing ASYCUDA systems in over 25 countries and territories in collaboration with customs authorities, Partner Governmental Agencies, trade agencies, donors, regional groups etc.
COVID19 ECOMMERCE GLOBAL REVIEW

COVID-19 and E-commerce

A Global Review

1 Jul 2021
This publication assesses the impact of COVID-19 on e-commerce and digital trade. While the pandemic caused a sharp deceleration in economic activity, it also led to a rapid acceleration of e-commerce. With restrictions on movement and other public health interventions in place, digital solutions...
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVAT RPT 2021

Technology and Innovation Report 2021

Catching Technological Waves - Innovation With Equity

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Technology and Innovation Report (TIR)
8 Apr 2021
The UNCTAD Technology and Innovation Report 2021 examines the likelihood of frontier technologies widening existing inequalities and creating new ones. It also addresses the national and international policies, instruments and institutional reforms that are needed to create a more equal world of ...
COVID19 ECOMMERCE

COVID-19 and E-commerce

Impact on Businesses and Policy Responses

7 Apr 2021
Since the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, UNCTAD has played a critical role in raising awareness on the opportunities emerging from the crisis through increasing the uptake of e-commerce and digital solutions. At the same time, UNCTAD has voiced concerns about the ris...
ÉVALUATION PRÉPARATION COMMERCE

États membres de l'Union économique et monétaire Ouest-Africaine

Évaluation de l'état de préparation au commerce électronique

9 Apr 2021
La pandémie mondiale liée au COVID-19 a révélé l’importance des solutions numériques pour faciliter l’accès aux biens et services essentiels. Plusieurs gouvernements de pays en développement ont ainsi décidé d’accélérer la mise en œuvre des réformes en matière de commerce électronique afin d’acco...
UNCTAD HNDBK STAT 2020

UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2020

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Handbook of Statistics / Manuel de Statistiques de la CNUCED
20 Apr 2021
First launched in 1967 this handbook has evolved to incorporate new statistics to ensure that readers have access to the best possible information available. This edition continues in this tradition and introduces ‘nowcasted’ estimates for total merchandised trade, total services trade and GDP on...
PORT MANAGEMENT SERIES VOLUME 8

Port Management Series Volume 8: Case Studies

TrainForTrade Port Management Programme English-speaking Network

19 Nov 2020
UNCTAD’s TrainForTrade Port Management Series (PMS) is published in English, French, and Spanish on a three-yearly cycle. This Volume – number 8 in the series – presents fifteen dissertations which have been judged to be the best from the recent cycles of the English-speaking Network. The partici...
EVALUATION DU COTE D

Évaluation de l'état de préparation au commerce électronique - Côte d'Ivoire

15 Apr 2021
L’évaluation de l’état de préparation de la Côte d’Ivoire au commerce électronique est la vingt-sixième évaluation de ce type menée par la CNUCED et la septième au sein de l’Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine, après le Sénégal, le Togo, le Burkina Faso, le Mali, le Bénin et le Niger. D...
REVIEW MARITIME TRANS 2020

Review of Maritime Transport 2020

Series:
Review of Maritime Transport
18 Dec 2020
The Review provides an in-depth analysis and update on developments in seaborne trade, the maritime industry and markets, key performance indicators, and the legal and regulatory environment. The 2020 issue counts on a number of novel data sets that help analyse the performance of seaports in ter...
UGANDA SCI TECH & INNOV POLY REV

Uganda Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Review

16 Dec 2020
The Uganda Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Review supports Ugandan development aspirations which require that its national science, technology and innovation (STI) plans and programmes make an effective contribution to its social and economic development. Strengthening national innovati...