Event Coverage

August 10, 2018 - Lisa Cornish

Using trade as a tool for development

Aid for Trade

Improving economic opportunities and prospects for the world’s least developed countries remains a key global challenge

August 08, 2018 - Justine Namara, Deanna Ramsay

Making ecommerce connections in the Pacific

Ecommerce

Geographical barriers, including isolation from main markets, have resulted in issues for Vanuatu to access international networks and grow its businesses

July 31, 2018 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Outcome statement: The Global Forum on Inclusive Trade for LDCs

Aid for Trade

The Forum, which was held from 13 to 14 June 2018 at the World Trade Organization (WTO), fostered practical solutions, offered results-oriented theoretical discussions, presented on-the-ground successes, and supported an innovative call to ramp up actions on inclusive trade for LDCs

July 26, 2018 - UNCTAD

Solomon Islands and Vanuatu gear up for e-commerce

Ecommerce

Consumers and businesses in two remote Pacific island nations can look forward to a better connected and more prosperous future, according to assessments made by UNCTAD of their readiness to benefit from electronic commerce

July 19, 2018 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Infographic: Vanuatu eTrade Readiness Assessment

Ecommerce

The Government has shown a strong interest in adopting economic and social policies that can facilitate the development of the Internet economy, of which e-commerce is one segment. Unlocking its potential will also reduce distance to markets, reduce “sealockedness” and enable Vanuatu to leapfrog certain barriers associated with physical trade

July 05, 2018 - Michelle Kovacevic, Violeta Gonzalez

World’s poorest nations take lead on trade

Aid for Trade

For the first time, an alliance of African countries have called for targeted action to strengthen the trade capacity of the world’s poorest countries and enhance their position in global and regional markets

April 29, 2018 - Daria Shatskova

OECD event parses unleashing the potential of women and youth

Women and Trade

On 5 April the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) opened its doors to welcome over 500 participants, including government officials, private sector, civil society and academia, to brainstorm on what needs to be done to empower 4.6 billion women and youth worldwide.

April 24, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

Taking action for digital business in Least Developed Countries

Ecommerce

Week of discussions fleshes out research results and next steps for electronic trade in the world's poorest countries

March 12, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

Shifting nature of trade talks could make a mark on developing countries

Trade Policy

In scales and makeup of trade negotiations, for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) there is more than meets the eye

March 08, 2018 -

Taking female-led businesses from local to global

Women and Trade

International Women's Day discussion highlights the need for entrepreneurship and markets, and what comes next The flashing images show women from across the world at work – in fields and offices, on boats and streets, at home and abroad.