Unlocking e-commerce in LDCs: Governments hold the key
The EIF recognises that our contribution to creating a thriving e-commerce ecosystem in LDCs is part and parcel of a bigger effort bringing together the expertise and skills of many others. While some are working together with the private sector, including small businesses, others are working with governments. While some invest in building digital infrastructure, others impart knowledge to build digital skills and yet others provide support to prepare and implement e-commerce policies.
Rwanda’s cross-border markets boost trade
There is strong evidence that cross-border markets have positively impacted livelihoods through enhanced incomes, including among youth and women. This has positively impacted Karongi District, including the economic welfare of the residents.
Tracing Rwandan coffee digitally for inclusive trade
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, a strong digital presence has, more than ever, become a key element for small businesses in the coffee sector to access new buyers and benefit from international markets.
Online discussion: Tourism & COVID-19
Tourism is the backbone of many developing world economies, and the sector is being drastically affected by COVID-19. How can countries weather and recover this crisis? What lessons can we take from the past?
Is African agriculture waking up?
New report delves into the trade data on agriculture on the continent, finding positive trends, points of concern and suggestions for the future
How can we protect African biodiversity via LDC ecotourism?
Solutions, pitfalls and priorities to stimulate ecotourism, preserve wildlife and develop, sustainably
H.E. Dr. François Xavier Ngarambe: Aiming for ecommerce success in Rwanda
Following UNCTAD’s Ecommerce Week in April 2019 and on the cusp of a new partnership with EIF to boost ecommerce, Rwanda’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Geneva discusses the state of play for online trade in the country
Monique van Daalen: On women, better business and Rwanda’s trade landscape
Following a recent visit to Rwanda with EIF, Netherlands Ambassador to the WTO and LDC Sub-Committee Chair Monique van Daalen discusses seeing the country’s cross border trade efforts in person, as well as the country’s policy in action
In the business of buying and selling across borders, financing for a better future
Funding for traders, for government trade support and for infrastructure means resources at work in critical spaces in Rwanda
Free trade in Africa: How can LDCs benefit?
Increasing trade between African countries offers great potential for building sustainable economic development and integration, including creating higher-wage jobs and unlocking greater business opportunities