Archive for Author: B4ETD_editor

BIZISOL: ENERGY AND CONNECTIVITY SOLUTIONS FOR AFRICA

COUNTRY: Zambia, Burundi, Malawi, DR Congo, Angola, Mozambique and Namibia Running time: 6:10 Africa accounts for 12% of the world’s population yet only 4% of energy use with more than 600 million Africans having no electricity. Internet usage is less than 20%, leaving the young generations out...

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UNLOCKING RURAL COVERAGE: ENABLERS FOR COMMERCIALLY SUSTAINABLE MOBILE NETWORK EXPANSION

COUNTRY: worldwide A large percentage of the world’s population remains offline. Closing this mobile coverage gap is not a technical challenge. It is primarily an economic challenge. Uncovered populations typically live in rural locations with low population densities, low per capita income levels and weak or non-existent...

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IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TRADE FACILITATION AGREEMENT

What the Express Delivery Industry can contribute The four members of the Global Express Association (DHL Express, FedEx Express, TNT and UPS) support an ambitious implementation of the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement, as they are convinced it can bring significant economic and development benefits that will be widely...

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PLATFORM-ENABLED SMALL BUSINESSES AND INCLUSIVE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES

Independent internationalization through ecommerce is an increasingly important alternative for Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) within the global trade. This eBay Public Policy Lab paper looks at online commerce platforms as a powerful economic and business growth tool for MSMEs to succeed in global trade. Unlike accessing...

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EMPOWERING PEOPLE AND CREATING OPPORTUNITY IN THE DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

This report focuses on SMEs and entrepreneurs using the eBay platform in the European Union and its 28 Member States.  Using trade and economic data, the report describes how the online platform model for commerce is allowing European SMEs and entrepreneurs to extend their geographic reach and actively...

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