Archive for Category: Connecting Countries to Online Markets

CHINA & TURKEY: BUILDING CROSS-BORDER ECOMMERCE MARKETS THROUGH BILATERAL INITIATIVES

COUNTRY: China, Turkey Expanding cross-border e-trade doesn’t always require multilateralism. There are also bilateral initiatives to build ecommerce markets where they have yet to be opened. One example is the China-Turkey cross-border ecommerce pilot lunched by the Ministry of Transport, Maritime and Communications of Turkey and National Development and...

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BURUNDI SHOP: USING ECOMMERCE PLATFORMS TO CUT SUPPLY CHAIN COSTS & STIMULATE MANUFACTURING

COUNTRY: Burundi In Burundi, a 2010 survey “Use of the Internet in Burundi” conducted by Burundi Internet General Applications Network (BIGAN) showed that more than 70 percent of respondents in rural communities felt that ecommerce can significantly address some of their business challenges, such as inadequate supply of...

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TRINI TROLLEY: THE CARIBBEAN’S LARGEST ECOMMERCE BUSINESS

COUNTRY:   Trinidad & Tobago Trini Trolley was launched in 2009 to provide residents of Trinidad & Tobago with a wide range of products through a local online shopping website with a convenient 24 to 48 hour delivery. The company was motivated by the ecommerce challenges in the...

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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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