Technology is the key to transforming least developed countries. Here's how
Ratnakar Adhikari (EIF) and Taffere Tesfachew (UNTBLDC) discuss how LDCs can benefit from technology on their path towards structural transformation.
Making it faster and easier for South Asian women to take businesses online
Recently launched ecommerce training program and portal will help hundreds of women entrepreneurs in South Asian LDCs become part of regional and global supply chains.
Tanzania, Malawi prepare to reap benefits of digital economy
UNCTAD has assessed the state of play in the two countries and identified policy actions required to harness ecommerce for development.
Least developed countries can become authors of their technological revolution
Originally published in OECD-Development Matters on 5 February 2020
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The partnership imperative for African innovation in the fourth industrial revolution
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