Archive for Category: Research & Viewpoints

Read report: Pakistan’s experience in public-private dialogue to create ecommerce strategy

In 2016, the Prime Minister of Pakistan assigned the task to Ministry of Commerce to frame a comprehensive National E-Commerce Policy Framework in consultation with all stakeholders including the private sector. Ministry of Commerce, being abreast of the importance of the role of private sector in the formulation of...

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Business community with strong showing at UNCTAD’s eCommerce Week

Business for eTrade’s founding members showed up in great numbers at the UNCTAD’s 16-20 April 2018 eCommerce Week, and organized several panels to bring business insight into ecommerce policy and development debates: E-Commerce and Women Empowerment in Developing Countries   Organized by Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services...

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Business for eTrade Creates Alliance for eTrade Development with USAID, 3 Companies

In September 2017, Business for eTrade formed a new Alliance for eTrade Development, a PPP between U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and three companies – King & Spalding, Google and PayPal. The pilot project of this pioneering Alliance focuses on understanding the model policy and regulatory frameworks for developing...

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Business for eTrade Partners with BASIS in High-Level Policy Event in Bangladesh – see videos

On 20 February 2018, Business for eTrade partnered with Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) at BASIS SoftExpo 2018 to host three high-level policy sessions related to current priorities in the Bangladeshi government. Please see videos in the below links. Net neutrality: Summary and Video Future Innovation in...

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Our First Report: Private Sector Priorities for Ecommerce Development

By Kati Suominen Ecommerce is opening entirely new opportunities for developing countries to promote entrepreneurship, job-creation, productivity growth, trade across borders. Ecommerce and online tools enable countries to grow both their intensive and extensive margins in trade – increase both the number of exporting firms, the range of...

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What do 3,500 businesses say? New Ecommerce Development Survey and Index by Nextrade for USAID

Ecommerce is reshaping the patterns, players, and possibilities of international trade. It is opening new trade opportunities for companies of all sizes and across sectors. However, numerous challenges need to be overcome for ecommerce to translate into trade and growth gains especially in developing countries, such as poor Internet...

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