technology

July 31, 2020 - Fanan Biem

Blockchain and LDC trade during COVID-19

The macroeconomic context for developing country trade in the time of COVID-19

July 29, 2020 - Michelle Kovacevic

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.

July 06, 2020 - Michelle Kovacevic

Rwanda setting example for electronic waste recycling

Government and private sector worked together to create jobs in new ‘industry’

May 28, 2020 - UNCTAD

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.

May 25, 2020 - Annette Mutaawe Ssemuwemba

How women in developing countries can harness ecommerce

Originally published in World Economic Forum Agenda on 24 April 2020

April 22, 2020 - Kai Hughes

Technology critical to unlocking the agricultural potential of cotton

Information access via tech could increase yields and incomes for cotton farmers in Africa

February 18, 2020 - Ratnakar Adhikari, Fabrice Lehmann

Least developed countries can become authors of their technological revolution

Originally published in OECD-Development Matters on 5 February 2020

February 13, 2020 - Mischa Tripoli

A window of opportunity for Africa: Agricultural innovation, integration and entrepreneurial ecosystems

Agriculture 4.0, fuelled by innovation and technology, is driving more productive, efficient and sustainable food systems.

November 07, 2019 - Chidi Oguamanam

The partnership imperative for African innovation in the fourth industrial revolution

The entrepreneurial uptake of computer technology and the entrenchment of digitisation have made Africa a demonstrable source of intellectual power in the digital sphere.

September 03, 2019 - Cécile de Gardelle, Deanna Ramsay

How can developing countries seize returns from the fourth industrial revolution?

Without action, one out of every four people living in LDCs will be offline due to the lack of digital skills

June 19, 2019 - Dan Ciuriak, Maria Ptashkina

A strategy to leverage the digital transformation for development

The digital transformation provides developing economies new opportunities to leapfrog industrial age infrastructure, to draw on the vast knowledge spillovers from the internet, to take advantage of new markets offered by digital platforms and to exploit production possibilities enabled by digital technologies.