2nd meeting of the Working Group on Measuring E-commerce and the Digital Economy

3 May 2021 - 4 May 2021

Geneva, Switzerland

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Working Group on Measuring E-commerce and the Digital Economy will hold its 2nd Meeting on 3 and 4 May 2021, at the Palace of Nations in Geneva.

The Working Group aims to advance cooperation on measuring electronic commerce (e-commerce) and the digital economy and enhance the availability, quality, comparability, usability, and relevance of statistics on e-commerce and the digital economy, with a view to supporting evidence-based policymaking, in particular in developing countries.

The Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-commerce and the Digital Economy, at its fourth session in October 2020, agreed on the following topics for the second meeting of the Working Group:

  1. Progress in measuring electronic commerce (e-commerce) and digital economy work by relevant international organizations.
  2. Next steps in the implementation of the revised UNCTAD Manual for the Production of Statistics on the Information Economy.
  3. The use of non-survey sources of data to supplement the traditional measurement of e-commerce and the digital economy.

More information can be found on the dedicated webpage.