UNCTAD Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-Commerce and the Digital Economy – First Session

4 Oct 2017 to 6 Oct 2017
Geneva, Switzerland

The first session of the UNCTAD Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-commerce and the Digital Economy will be held on 4–6 October 2017, at the Palais des Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Issues to be explored during the session include:

(a)        What do developing countries need in order to build competitive advantages through e-commerce and the digital economy? 

What are the most relevant indicators to measure the readiness of countries to engage in and benefit from e-commerce and the digital economy?
What are best practices to engage all relevant stakeholders in developing policies for the digital economy?
How can the Intergovernmental Group of Experts contribute to advancing consensus-building in relevant areas of law reform, such as data protection and privacy, and cybercrime?
How can the Intergovernmental Group of Experts support the production of relevant statistics on the digital economy in developing countries?

(b)        What can developing countries do in order to strengthen their physical and technology infrastructure? 

How to accelerate the roll-out of relevant ICT connectivity, especially broadband connectivity, in developing countries, including in rural areas?
How to enable more efficient logistics to enable e-commerce domestically and across borders?

(c)        How can developed countries partner with developing countries, in the most impactful way, to maximize opportunities and address challenges relating to e-commerce and the digital economy?

Best practices for developed countries to partner with developing countries to build the ability of the latter to engage in and benefit from e-commerce and the digital economy?
How to enable adequate follow-up of rapid eTrade assessments in least developed countries (LDCs)?
How to best leverage eTrade for All to facilitate effective capacity-building in relevant areas in developing countries?

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